Sometimes when entrepreneurs are just starting their own business, there are other obligations in their lives that, at first, may not allow them to work on building their business when or how they want to. They could be employed full time with another employer or be a full time student with an overwhelming load of classwork. Starting a business takes not only guts but commitment as well. Finding the time to prioritize everything and everyone can be challenging.
Keeping your clients satisfied means keeping yourself organized. When you are juggling more than one priority while trying to establish a profitable business, you must make your small business work for you. It helps to organize client interactions and prospecting around your “best available time“. Keeping your clients pleased and impressed means being the best you and the best you operates when you are able to focus directly on the task in front of you.
When is your best available time?
It’s the time that you can dedicate to anything you want. The time when you are free from any obligations and without distractions. If you work a full time job while building your business, your best available time could be the time outside of these hours. If you are a college student with a full time course load, this is the time outside of your study sessions and class meetings.
Making your small business works for you means scheduling interactions associated with customer service, client relations, and training during a time that doesn’t allow you to be mediocre in anything else you’ve committed to. Now, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go above and beyond or make sacrifices for your small business. Sacrifices are required in the game of entrepreneurship. If you started a business without willing to make sacrifices, then you may want to rethink your decision. Making your small business work for you is about making decisions that best promote time management in order to excel in all areas of your current lifestyle.
How are you making your small business work for you?