The sheer number of tasks a business owner must do every day can be overwhelming. I know many who are working long hours and managing long to-do lists to keep their business afloat. Yet they hesitate to outsource or delegate even though doing it all themselves impacts their productivity.

They worry that they don’t have the money to pay someone or the time to train them. However, it’s important to remember that the long-term benefits of delegating are worth the time and money. Hiring people with the right expertise will free up your time so you can focus on the most productive areas of your business.

Action for the Week: Identify One Task to Delegate

Start small by identifying one task you could delegate. Repetitive tasks, such as data entry or answering phones are good candidates, along with administrative tasks.

If you don’t know how to find someone, ask a trusted business associate who they are using or if they can refer you to a reputable professional.