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Last month we focused on the concept of delegation, why it is so important to delegate, and why it can be so difficult to delegate. This article continues the discussion of Delegation, an important management tactic. How should you use delegation? You should delegate tasks that: Are repeated Are non-essential Don’t have short deadlines Can be better accomplished by someone else Remember not to delegate tasks that are a mismatch for your employees’ skill sets and to always handle work that is confidential to the company. To whom Continue reading →
Many small business owners start out their business doing everything themselves. However, as a company grows, it becomes vitally important to delegate tasks in order to keep it growing, while also allowing you to have a life outside of your business. What is delegation? Delegation is the handing off of a responsibility and authority. In order to effectively delegate, business owners and managers must pair the right task with the right, properly trained person. They should set performance expectations, give the person authority to make Continue reading →
As a small business owner, managing the day-to-day operations of a company can be challenging. Below are a few common business mistakes that are often overlooked but can be easily avoided: Thinking “I can do it all myself” – You should use your skills to manage and grow the business, not to perform daily tasks that can be delegated. Ignoring your professionals – Stay in contact with each of them throughout the year. The best time to solve or prevent problems is before they become Continue reading →