If you’re running your own business, there’s a good chance that you’re constantly feeling busy or overwhelmed. A study by the consulting company The Alternative Board found that 72% of small business owners feel overwhelmed and that 60% of business owners stated that “they would like to have more time over less work.”
These numbers aren’t surprising. Entrepreneurs typically wear a lot of hats; from sales and marketing to operations and customer service, it’s not uncommon for the owner to juggle multiple jobs in their company.
And while doing so is understandable — necessary, even — when you’re just starting out, trying to do everything yourself isn’t a sustainable or scalable practice. At some point, you would need to delegate or even automate a number of tasks.