This topic arises from a personal experience I had at a point operating my Business.Controlling a business doesn’t mean that you must be the one in charge of everything. If you’re of this mindset, then you’re on the brink of burning yourself out like a candle!
While it is understandable that you want to jealously protect your business because it’s your income channel, you still don’t have to overstretch yourself trying to manage every single aspect of it.
Here are 3 tips on how you can reduce your input and still be in absolute control of your bulk SMS business:
1. Recognize the signs of burnout
You should be able to tell whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed with too much work. In such cases, always take breaks and catch fun. Forcing yourself to keep working your butts off in such instances would only reduce your productivity the more.
By taking breaks when you’re feeling bored or overwhelmed, you’ll be refreshed and your energy will be boosted once again.
2. Get small doses of help
If you’re running a solo business and you simply cannot let go, consider outsourcing some of your tasks or hiring a virtual assistant to help you with tasks such as preparing invoices, sending and replying email messages, filing, and so on.
Needless to say, you should hire an expert for technical tasks that you don’t know about — such as adding tweaks to your bulk SMS websites and setting up your own bulk SMS gateway.
3. Let your employees work
Most business owners underutilize their employees because they’re trying to maintain absolute control of their business. The truth is, delegating tasks to those that can handle them perfectly would not deprive you of your business in the least.
We are not saying that you should enslave your employees by giving them huge doses of work. Rather, you should delegate tasks to them as appropriate.
Effectively delegating tasks to your employees will not only take an enormous strain off your shoulders, but it will also empower your employees to contribute significantly to the growth of your business.
Now, take charge — positively
If you’re in the bulk SMS business, chances are you’re managing more than one business or you have a job that takes much of your time. You should step back a little from being a control freak by implementing the three tips shared above.
Once again, being in control doesn’t mean that you have to be there all the time, micro-managing and yelling at your employees out of the frustration that you caused for yourself.
Taking charge in a good way is a proven formula for organizing your bulk SMS business. If you manage it with a nonchalant attitude, it will deteriorate into chaos. And if you “over-manage” it, it will remain stagnant. So, moderation and taking charge tactically is the way.
So, drop aside that bossy attitude. You can still be a boss without trying to prove that you’re one.