Good Evening LJ’s
One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses in my eyes is not money but time. Time? but why well after starting my business I learned the most valuable asset is time And also one of the most mismanaged ones also.
My father put in plain English Time will buy you money, but money will not buy you time. Time comes and it goes never returns or goes back, is never recovered or recycled, once it is gone you can’t change it or bring it back, but you can control what you do with the future time you get!!!! Most small businesses utilize cost savings but fail anyway!! Why? TIME!!! misused time is a waste of resources and a great way to not grow take example ME :)
I get approx 4-5 hours daily in my shop depending how I feel or 16-20 Hours per week translated Into a job that takes 60 hours to complete may take me upwards of 4 weeks to complete Customers in this society may wait or most likely not.
So how do I remain successful without a lot of time?
1. Limit projects to one you know you can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time and without rushing through them.
2. If you get a customer who insist on you doing the project ( they won’t accept no and have the cash at hand)
Then inform them upfront about the time needed and have them (in writing) accept it.
3. Enlist family and friends to help you in your venture you don’t have the time in most cases to handle everything Read the Book Of Nehemiah when he rebuilt the wall, Even if you don’t look at it from a biblical point it still explains how to get great Task completed without doing everything yourself.
4. Set aside time for tasks, such as e-mail responds, facebook postings, Customer relations (callbacks) You do call back in a reasonable time don’t you? Marketing and bookkeeping task as well if you are doing everything right you shouldn’t be over 45 hours a week ( unless you want to) Resist the shut down and run projects allover town routine set aside a day to do all of your deliveries or cleaning task.
So my final question to you is How are you using your time??
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