Time Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

Running a business can be an exhilarating journey but often it ends up taking up a lot more of your time than you bargained for. From emails to payroll to last minute trips to pick up coffee for the break room: there’s a lot on your plate as a small business owner! Here are some tips to help you make 2020 the year you focus on your talents and learn to delegate the little tasks that eat up all your time.


Hire a Virtual Assistant says rchisnapper.com:

“Spend less time doing repetitive admin tasks you don’t like, and more time doing the tasks that are essential for building your business. Virtual assistants can help you organize your day-to-day and take care of all the non-essential tasks so you can focus on the bigger picture. More time will also help you manage your work/life balance, giving you more time to spend with family and friends, while still growing your business successfully.”

You may have thought about hiring an assistant and found the expense was just too high to justify. The amazing difference of a virtual assistant is that you don’t have to pay a set number of hours, provide a desk and computer or really anything! They’re more like an extension of yourself than a separate assistant. Just onboard them with all of the logins they need access to and then assign tasks as they come up. If there are tasks that you’re just not that great at, don’t know how to do, or you just hate doing them: assign it to your VA! For example, you could get your VA to update your social media and blog, they could send follow-up emails to solicit reviews from clients, your VA could even send out birthday cards for you!


Use accounting software says accountingweb.com

Accounting software automates repetitive tasks. Modern accounting software automates repetitive tasks such as invoicing, statements, payments reminder & collection, reporting and budgeting so that you don’t have to manually go through each of the above processes which is time consuming and adds up to the employee costs.

Accounting software has come a long way! One piece of software can handle payroll, inventory, and your expense tracking – even your mileage! By implementing one simple platform that tracks all aspects of your operations, it’s also a lot easier to start delegating some of those time consuming and repetitive tasks.


Time Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

Outsource your fire safety inspections

“Fire extinguisher inspection services can address all of your specific fire hazard needs. We will ensure municipal, provincial, and federal compliance to your industrial needs. It is vital that powder used in some extinguishers is disposed of through certified agencies to prevent environmental contamination. We are committed to assisting our industrial and commercial customers to reduce the impact of meeting these legal requirements and make them as painless as possible.”

Fire safety is usually one of the most overlooked tasks with small businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. With service providers like Fire Alert, it’s as easy as a phone call to schedule your fire extinguisher inspection, order emergency lighting signage, and even stock your first aid kit. There’s no need to transport your fire extinguishers for testing, Fire Alert comes to your location and completes your mandatory inspection and any other services you need. You could even get your virtual assistant to take care of it!

Now that you know how to save time by automating and delegating certain tasks, check out how we can help with fire extinguisher inspections, recharges, and many other mobile services to keep you and your business safe.