DO THE THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE FIRST!
GET THAT STUFF DONE SO YOU CAN BE MORE PRODUCTIVE!
Starting and growing a small business seems like an overwhelming undertaking. The majority of small businesses are solopreneurs, or a one person operation. That means that as an owner, you have to wear every hat that is required to successfully grow your business.
The jobs that people find most difficult are:
- Accounting: setting and maintaining a system like Quick Books up to date.
- Cold Calling: reaching out and visiting with someone you don’t know either in person or on the phone.
- Keeping an 8 hour day: with so many small businesses operating out of their home the daily living distractions including family, TV, snacks, etc. become very disruptive and in many cases the actual work time is cut almost in half.
- Spending 40% of the 8 hour work day on marketing.
- Making Social Media an integral part of your marketing program
- Writing and posting a blog
- Working on the business instead of in the business. (taking advantage of the BizQuack Tuesday Challenge)
- Maintaining, growing and communicating at least once a month with your contacts. (sending a newsletter or using another means of contact to touch base)
You may have other “don’t like to do” items in your business. These listed here are the ones I have found most small business owners will avoid to some degree or another.
Create your own list of the things you are currently avoiding. Prioritize them starting with number 1 being the one you like to do least. When you are finished, start with number one and make it happen. Reach out to your accountability partner or to the Duck at BizQuack and ask for support.
Tips & Advice by Nick Petra, CFP – Founder of Strategic Duck and BizQuack
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