How many hats are you wearing in your business?
As a small business owner, there are so many hats that we wear on any given day and this is what can prove to be overwhelming --- with good reason! Let's be honest. As a solopreneur, if you don't do something, who will?
So how do you not let that become so overwhelming and exhausting?
You can start with taking a look at all the smaller pieces that make up your business. For some, that may look different, but for a service-based business you have essentially five roles:
CEO: Sets the vision, the mission, and the direction of the company. Overall plan & create workday strategy, business planning, and goal setting. Takes time to evaluate, review, and adjust all areas of the business.
Administrator: Handles email, setting appointments, oversees finances & bookkeeping management, keeps paperwork organized, manages projects, ensures business legalities are covered.
Marketing & Sales; Creates content; manages social media & all aspects of advertising; books calls; handles sales calls from beginning to end including proposals and follow-ups
Service-provider: Delivers all services to all clients; from start to finish you are the entire client experience so you must deliver, delight, and support.
Technical guru: Services all equipment; keeps it running in excellent condition; learns all new programs and applications; maintain website; create new sales funnels and lead pages; maintains email subscriber list
The duties are an ever-changing list and that can be very daunting and exhausting! You don't want to spend more time on one task at the risk of forgetting something very important.
Have you ever considered what it would look like to nurture each those roles, allowing the time they each deserve?
Let's start with a simple role-defining exercise.
Go another step further and ask yourself a few questions:
Let me know if you have any AHA moments while completing that exercise. And, if you'd like some help with this exercise or determining a strategy for moving forward with your business roles, I invite you to book a consultation with me.
If you struggle with managing your time or staying focused on the must-do tasks, Pamela is your business soulmate.