Many times we have to shave off time here and there, in our day, to give the quality of service that our customers deserve. Making small changes can help us to give the best to our clients and get the best work from those we have hired.
Have you ever taken a look at your email box and wondered where to start? Most busy business owners have. A simple time-saving tip is to create folders, with subfolders if needed, and this can be done in most email programs. When you create folders per client or task, it’s easy to find an email when you need them.
And while you’re at it, it’s best to deal with your email the same way that you deal with your snail mail. Deal with your mail once, and you don’t have to deal with it twice. Take a look at it. Keep it if it’s something you plan to read; if it’s virtual junk mail, delete it.
Create templates for your business correspondence when you have a form, email, or letter that you use over and over. It can easily be modified when you need to add or subtract a line or two, however, it will save you time in the long run when you don’t have to rewrite it over and over.
Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
No business owner can do it all, so it’s important to use this simple tool. When you delegate your business tasks, you are freeing up your time to take care of whatever you please. This can be time with your clients, your family and friends, or time to relax (remember, we can save time for ourselves as well).
Let People Do their Jobs
You’ve hired others to perform a task or service. Their work was supposed to make your job easier. When we let others do what we hired them to do, we find that we have the time to do what we planned to do when we hired them. When we interfere while someone is trying to do their job, we not only waste time that we are paying them for, but we stifle their creativity. Stand back, let them do their job, and enjoy the wonderful fruits of their labor.
When we save ourselves time, we have extra time for what’s important to us.