In order to ensure that your business is manageable and doesn’t end up getting the better of you, it’s vital to be proactive in seeking out what needs to be done in order to make your business a pleasure to run and manage.
In the lean world, the concept of low hanging fruit is a common reference as it’s often the most obvious improvements that can make the biggest difference early on.
Here are just some of the main things which you can do in order to make the life of entrepreneurship easier for yourself.
Learning to Drive
Car ownership, particularly in cities, is on decline and so are the percentages of people with drivers licences.
According to a new study by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, 16.4% fewer 20-to-24-year-olds and 11% fewer 25-to-29-year-olds had licenses in 2014 than in 1983.
However, having your own transportation opens up a whole new world of opportunity as a business owner. If you have not yet passed your driving test, doing so as soon as possible will give you a level of independence that you need in order to make running your business a smoother process.
When you have the ability to drive, you’ll find that it’s easier to get to places such as business events, meetings and conferences without having to reply on public transport, particularly if the destination is outside of a city CBD.
With hundreds of driving instructors available in many areas and free resources here available at sits such as Top Tests, passing your driving theory and practical tests has never been easier.
When it comes to organisation, there are two different extremes. If you’re always very organised and make sure that everything has its own rightful place, you’ll find that running your business instantly becomes much easier.
On the other hand, those who find it difficult to stay organised and always find themselves unable to manage things in a controlled manner could find it more difficult to effectively run a business and find themselves getting stressed out a lot more than often.
In this case, it’s often a good idea to train yourself to become more organised – or if you really can’t, pay somebody to do the organising for you. Although it may be an extra cost, it’ll be one that’s hugely worth it in the long run.
A stressed out business owner is definitely not a happy one. If you’re finding that running your business and all of the duties involved are starting to pile up on top of you, it could be much harder to run your business effectively and you’re putting yourself at dire risk of making bad decisions and running into problems.
Although a small level of stress from time to time can actually sometimes be healthy in order to help keep you motivated, feeling like your stress levels are controlling your life is never good for anyone, especially business owners.
In order to keep stress at bay, taking part in regular activities such as meditation or exercise is a great idea. In turn, you’ll be much better able to run your business effectively and have a calmer, clearer state of mind to deal with everything that entrepreneurship throws at you.
In order to make running your business an easy task, you must first put the effort in to simplify things.