I was recently featured in a December 16th, 2020 Forbes Coaches Council / Forbes Online article regarding entrepreneurs and the hiring/outsourcing of tasks for increased efficiency. I have included a link to the full article at the bottom, and the article introduction and my quote (#3) below.
Creating your own business comes with a to-do list that’s a mile long. The pressure to consistently perform at your peak is even greater when you’re a solo entrepreneur without a partner or team to rely on.
As the face of your business, there are some roles that you do need to own. However, in other areas, you can and should take a backseat and delegate tasks to employees or contractors.
We asked members of Forbes Coaches Council what areas a solopreneur should focus on first. If you’re ready to make a hire or outsource tasks, see what they had to say below.
Get some help for old documentation that piles up, bookkeeping, creating a computer or manual filing system or taxes. The paperwork overwhelms you, hinders work progress and decreases productivity, and the mess it creates in its wake ensures more stress. Hiring a professional to do the work or to design better systems will mean more productivity and peace of mind. – Karen Silins, A+ Career & Resume, LLC