As a woman in charge of your own business (let’s retire the term “girl boss”, please; you’ve earned a better title), you are busy. If you’re a woman who is running an operation solo, well, busy doesn’t even begin to cover it. You’re putting out all the fires, handling the deals behind the scenes, putting on a face for the clients, scaling those budgets like the boss that you are, and everything in between. You’re keeping up with a lot, and your business is a successful, smooth sailing ship because of it.
But even the most successful boss could use a few helpful ideas to make their day go easier. Luckily, there are quite a few products on the market of late designed with solo-bosses, business owners and CEOs in mind. We’ve taken the time to outline a few below:
Whether you need to hire for one simple position, or need to recruit a whole team, hiring is one of the more stressful tasks. It is time consuming and stressful, not to mention the added labor of conducting interviews and parsing through candidates. And that’s after you’ve written the best advertisement for the position.
Several bosses these days choose to make their life a little easier by utilizing hiring software. Integrative software uses analytics and data to scan through prospective candidates, choosing them based on their unique abilities, strengths, job experience and qualifications, to choose the best candidate for your position without bias. Based on algorithms and clear scientific data, hiring software can ensure that the candidate you hire is the best possible one for your business.
It is a misconception that only big corporations and the uber wealthy outsource. More and more everyday companies are starting to see the benefits of outsourcing some or all of their daily tasks to freelancers, independent contractors and outsourcing companies. You can outsource administrative tasks, HR duties, and so much more, saving you tons of time and even money in the long run. Outsourcing isn’t as expensive as you think, either, and in today’s online world you can hire the best qualified person to handle your tasks, even if they’re on the other side of the globe.
The two above tips only work if you’re able and willing to delegate. So many solo-business owners are used to doing things themselves for so long that it’s hard to loosen the strings. Be willing and happy to delegate tasks to others, trusting that you’ve hired the best possible team to carry out your vision. Only keep tasks for yourself that are suited to your unique talents and that need your specific labor. Everything else should be delegated so that you can focus on what’s most important in your business.
Take Time Off
It needs to be stated, because so many business owners don’t do this. Self-care is a real thing; and it’s even more important for someone running a business. Make sure you take at least one day off within a certain time period, say, a month – to decompress, take care of things at home, or just get out and have some fresh air. You’ll come back renewed and able to tackle twice as many things as before, guaranteed. It’s a cliche, but a true one: you can’t fill from an empty cup.