When you’re running a small business, it doesn’t take long to discover that one of the hardest aspects of management for small businesses is time. Large and small businesses alike have the same responsibilities: administration, customer service, product development, meeting customer needs, maintaining an online presence, and much more. They also have the same amount of time available in a work day (8-9 hours). The advantage of large companies, when it comes to tackling this list of tasks within the time constraints of a typical work day, is a larger amount of resources at their disposal as well as a larger team to receive delegation. For small businesses with limited resources and staff, the focus becomes how to maximize their time.
In the day-to-day operations of running a small business, there are several routine tasks that require a lot of time and detailed attention from employees. Big businesses may have the staff to delegate these tasks to throughout the company, but for a small business, assigning these tasks can be a lot to ask of a limited amount of staff members. In such cases, it may be wise to turn to automation and rely on some of the software and programs that modern technology provides to help your small business save time.