Alissa Gumprecht · September 11th, 2018

If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur trying to be successful in today’s busy world, you know all too well that time is both a friend and an enemy. How many times have you said to yourself, “if only there were more hours in the day!” and really meant it? It is the nature of small business and start-ups to have one person serving more than one role at any given point in the day. This is just how it is, and how it has to be. Or is it?

Time management is a skill that eludes so many entrepreneurs. Not because they don’t know how to but because they just don’t have the resources or the actual time to be successful at it. But where do you start to make difference in that management of your time so you can be successful at it, and at your business?

If you are like most small business operators, you have a to-do list a mile long. And that list is probably filled with things you either hate to do, don’t do well or shouldn’t be doing at all. But they are on your list because there is no one else to handle them. This is a huge waste of your most valuable asset – time. Take that list apart and separate those things you shouldn’t, can’t or don’t want to do out. And then you need to delegate. But to who?

Hiring a virtual receptionist is a great way to start to clear that list and regain good time management. They can handle the mundane and day-to-day of your business so you can focus your time on the strategic and key factors of your business. They can answer calls, emails and take messages. They can handle your mail and forward what you really need to take care of so you can stay on task. They can capture lead information and build your contact list. They can take orders. They can do lots of things that are on that list of yours, do it well and give you back some of that lost time.

So be the entrepreneurial star you started out to be. Let someone else handle the basics of business administration so you can regain your most valuable asset. Time.