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Just A Few Of The Little Things: Handling Business Yourself.

February 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comOne of the big traits that you’ll find in most business owners is their need for independence. Entrepreneurs all have the drive to do things by themselves. And, hate the idea of working for someone else. So, why have someone else handle some of the biggest parts of your business? It’s surprising how much of your business you can control. And, this post is going to help you; by going through some of the key considerations, you have to make.

Customer services is a very important area of business. You have to make sure that your customers are happy with the service you provide. But, you also have to realistic in what you can do for people. Of course, this sort of job can take a long time. But, for a small business, there’s no reason that the owner can’t deal with it. Most customer service communications will occur either through email or social media. So, you don’t have to be available all the time to answer phone calls. Plus, you only have to give customers the contact methods that you choose. So, if you hate social media; don’t use it for your customer service. A lot of websites have self-service customer support. This is usually done using tools that allow customers to find answers to questions. This can take a long time to set up. But, once it’s done, you’ll never have to change it again. Just make sure that customers can get in touch if they really need to.

A lot of businesses pay professional accountants to look over their books and keep their records for them. But, most of this job can be handled with some modern software, nowadays. It’s easy to keep a record of your business’ finances, using a tool like Quickbooks. Of course, you will probably need a  professional to help you set it up. But, once it’s done, you’ll be able to maintain it yourself. Software like this can be used for all sorts of jobs; from general accounting to much bigger jobs. You can handle your business checks online, making it much easier to pay staff and have a physical way to spend business money. And, you can even have the software figure out if you’re making enough money.

Marketing is an area that a lot of businesses struggle in. It’s hard to market yourself effectively. So, you might need some help at this stage. This help can be limited, though. Most companies won’t need much more than a strategy laid out for them. Once you have this, you can start taking the action yourself. Most of the work that you will be doing will be easy image manipulation and posting. So, you don’t have to do too much. This sort of work just takes a little bit of patience.

Hopefully, this will give you an idea of the jobs that you don’t need to be paying other people to do. It’s easy to fall into the trap of paying for loads of services to jobs like this for you. But, in reality, with just a little bit of work, you can handle most of these things from the sofa.

Staff Writer; Paula Day

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