By Pam Saul, CB of Saul Bookkeeping
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from Solopreneurs has to do with when they should start letting go of tasks. As we all know, every new business owner must wear 27 different hats! Not only do we act as the CEO (Chief Everything Officer), but also the Administrative, Financial, Marketing, Insurance, Customer Assistant and IT Support.
Here is what I usually say: When the task is taking too much time away from you being able to do the things that increase your business and revenue.
Let’s say you are a marketing specialist and work with other business owners for their advertising and marketing needs. Your business has grown tremendously and you recently hired a Graphic Designer to increase your service offerings to clients. But now you’re finding yourself spending too much time creating and sending invoicing to clients, taking care of payroll forms, and trying to collect overdue money from clients. This is frustrating because bookkeeping isn’t something you consider fun, and it takes important time away from your day that you could be spending on other tasks that will increase your revenue.
Now would be a good time to ask yourself if you would be better off hiring a remote bookkeeper to do those tasks so you can focus on what you are really good at -- helping new clients with their marketing!
Why not hire someone that will do the work correctly, keep your books updated and keep you from the unpleasant tasks you don’t want to do… AND probably do it faster than you! Something that may take you half a day to complete, might only take a professional bookkeeper an hour.
Once you choose the right person for the tasks, you’ll find another great benefit: your stress level will go down! Not only will you free yourself from chores you don’t want to do, but you now are in a better frame of mind to be productive.
It can be hard to let go, but once you’ve seen the results, you’ll be glad you did it!
To learn more about how Saul Bookkeeping can help you and your business, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE 30-minute consultation.