Outsource tasks


It’s no secret that new small business owners must multi-task. If you worked in a large corporation where there was a person for every task, you might be unpleasantly surprised at how many things you must do as your own boss.

In a given hour, you might be managing a customer on the phone, completing your own GST return, running to the bank, fixing your computer and taking out the trash.

Some entrepreneurs love the variety multi-tasking brings to their day, while others hate the distraction.

If you’re the latter, bring order to self-employed chaos by outsourcing these functions:

Bookkeeping: You should be out selling and marketing your business, so bring in a part-timer to enter your expenses and invoices into your accounting software.

Cleaning: Whether you’re working from home or leasing a small commercial space, spend a few bucks on a weekly cleaning service.

Website design: Unless that is your business, never try to build your own website. Your website will create a first impression of your business and should be designed by a professional.

Personal errands: Waiting at home all afternoon for cable installation will chew up valuable hours of your billable time. Hire a personal concierge to sit there for you.

Find out how to build your dream business in the free BizLaunch Seminar, “How to Create Your Million $ Idea” on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Scarborough Civic Centre. For more information visit www.bizlaunch.ca/bellseminars.