Repetitious tasks Harry Molyneux, CEO at BuildUp, added: ?When you think that a piece of software could possibly do what you?re doing. If a task you?re doing is taking over your day to day duties (unless these are your sole duties) and it feels like you?re repeating it day in, day out, then you?re clearly spending too much time doing that task. ?That?s why I?m setting up a free professional network for the construction industry ? it?s solving a business admin issue that felt like it was just taking up too much time. If the software is already out there, great ? if not, have a serious think about how you could maybe try to create it, as chances are there might be other people out there thinking it too.?
Not having time to improve Rob Liddiard, Co-founder and CEO of messaging app Yapster, told us: ?Any time you run out of time to do something you believe will improve customer or employee experience because of your administrative obligations that?s a clear sign that you?re spreading yourself too thinly. Whenever I find myself in this position I now ask myself ?what can I delegate or outsource???
Doing any admin ? at all Marianne Page, founder the McFreedom method and author of Simple Logical, Repeatable, draws a firm line. She explained: ?As a business owner, my role in the business is to ensure its continued growth and development, it is not to do admin. ?As such, I would say that any time that I find myself doing admin is too long. That?s why I have a book keeper, an accountant, and a PA/administrative assistant ? to allow me to focus on growing the business, while they focus on managing the necessary admin.? The signs that admin is taking over may vary business to business ? but ultimately if you don?t have time to grow and improve, that?s probably a red flag right there. There are plenty of ways to free up time to grow a business, from delegating to investing in software ? stay tuned to this series to find out more. Want more help with your company?s year-end payroll? Learn more about how Sage could help with its suite of services.
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