If you are running your own start-up or business, you are probably a very busy person. Being your own boss is one of the most rewarding experiences that anyone can have but it can also be one of the most draining. There is a huge difference between working for somebody and being an employer, the big difference of course being that you are ultimately responsible for everything that happens. You are not just paying your own mortgage, you are effectively paying them for all your staff. All decisions must ultimately be ratified or approved by you. You are busy, busy, busy! So, it is important to acknowledge that you cannot do everything and to let go of the small stuff. Simply outsource the peripheral tasks that are not key to your business. ‘What are those?’ you ask. Well here are some ideas of elements that you can easily let go of.
Keeping it tidy
Offices always need to be neat and tidy, that goes without saying. It is where you meet your clients and where you and your staff spend the bulk of your time. But do you really need the hassle of managing cleaning staff and the associated materials and equipment that go with it. Rather outsource the whole cleaning function to experts who specialise in this area. A quick online search for something like ‘commercial cleaning Strathpine’ should return a list of people who offer these services close to you. From there it is easy, you have eliminated one unnecessary headache from your daily management routine.
Shared office space
Being able to do this does depend a lot on the size of your company, but shared offices spaces are becoming increasingly popular, largely because they eliminate so many headaches. Taking desks at a shared space gives you access to IT support, to meeting rooms and, essentially to an office manager. Working in one of these types of spaces might be slightly more expensive than renting your own space, but in terms of the bandwidth and free time that it will create for you, it is absolutely worth the extra few dollars. These solutions also tend to be scalable, so if you have a big project and the sudden need to bring in a lot of extra people it tends to be a simple, temporary solution.
There are very few businesses in this day-and-age that operate with the use of computers, technology and the associated hardware. Email, copiers, telephone systems, networks and personal computing needs are all frequent points of failure that require expert attention to get them fixed. Being able to fix IT problems takes a certain type of expertise and while you might have a basic working knowledge of these (or even a comprehensive knowledge of it), you are meant to be running a company, not helping George from accounting connect his son’s laptop to the printer. Rather retain the services of an IT expert. Somebody who can be called on in case of an emergency and who will check in with you once or twice a month to make sure that everything is working as it should be.