The orders for my business are picking up, which is great, but I’m on my own and am already struggling to manage. There’s just not enough hours in the day. What should I look to farm out? CLARE SAYS: Book keeping is a good place to start when looking to take on extra help, for two reasons: 1. The job will continue to get bigger as your business grows, swallowing up more of your time and 2. You can’t afford to let your finances get out of control. An hour a week is probably all you need at first, but meet with your book keeper regularly to discuss issues and look at the figures together. The work can often be done off-site, which can be helpful if your workspace is tight.
Bringing in outside help can be a catalyst for business growth