How Can I Free Up Time to Grow?

Every business owner faces that moment when things get stuck, with time being the main problem in getting over a bump in the road. It is a natural progression for businesses to feel this and a glowing indicator that the time has come to make sacrifices to free up some time.

As a business owner, you are already feeling the pinch of time, with you doing 50 to 100 things that need your attention to keep the business running. Instead of giving up additional time, there are ways that you allocate some of what you currently do to other people and lean into a more structured plan of working to concentrate on growth for your business.

Let’s look at some easy ways to get some much-needed time back into your working life.

Block That Calendar Time

As your business grows, it is not unusual for business owners to suffer from not setting aside time to focus on tasks. In blocking time on a calendar and sticking to that scheduled time for certain activites – you will find yourself more effective and productive.

Whilst we are all guilty of sacrificing that time for the good of serving clients and customers, you need to focus on running your business first and foremost. Taking that time to be undisturbed and deal with other aspects after that time saves you from sacrificing your time or adding onto your working day.

Make a List

Here is a simple exercise that does get your head into the right space. Start listing all the things you shouldn’t be doing – or don’t want to be doing – in your business. Looking through your list, you will instantly know which ones take up the most time. Many will lead to other tasks that you forget about.

When you look at that list upon completion, start grouping the tasks together and you will start to see that a selection could be handled by an outsourced specialist. For example, look at your bookkeeping – arguably one of the main stresses a business owner has. As well as keeping your records, following up on invoices and paying utility bills, you include paying your staff on your payroll. With all of these areas clumped together into a group, hiring bookkeeping services handles each one of these areas so that you don’t have to.

Once you deduce how many hours that frees up for you, you will find that you will have many hours to spare. You have one party handling the small business bookkeeping solutions, VAT and payroll outsourcing services. You can even find an agency for your social media, SEO and blog writing for the company, freeing up even more of your time.

Enquire With Professionals

Being organised does not necessarily mean having all of your own time sorted to allow for more work. The organisation also calls upon talking with experts like bookkeeping services in Manchester to help you get the most from your time to grow.

If you want to free up time to grow, contact the team at Pebbles Bookkeeping today and let us take on the hard work holding up your progression.

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TecCre8 Ltd

“We began to relinquish our bookkeeping tasks to Pebbles Bookkeeping in September 2020, following our meeting with Diane Huxley to discuss our requirements. We signed up with Diane immediately. We have all built a quick rapport with Diane and it’s good to know that we have her support and expertise at the other end of the phone.

Pebbles Bookkeeping is a perfect fit for our company and liaises seamlessly with our accountant. It is our pleasure to work alongside them.”

James Balderstone, Lucid Networks

Pebbles Bookkeeping took over our bookkeeping when a full-time member of staff left the business.  Our accounts are relatively complex for a business our size because of the number of different suppliers and products we deal with, but Pebbles were able to get quickly up to speed.  We have significantly reduced our costs spent on bookkeeping activity as a result. They have also helped us move to a new accounting system (Xero), which we are already seeing the benefit of, and we’re looking forward to working with Pebbles in the future to automate more of our back-office processes.

Sarah Rekia, Site Welfare

“In bringing Pebbles onboard, it has made me wonder why we decided to try and do our own bookkeeping at all. Pebbles came in and sorted 18 months worth of mess we had unwittingly created, and we cannot be more grateful. I wish I had been told about them years ago and I hope every business out there struggling would give them a call to fully see the benefits they are missing out on.”

Steve Price, BWP Inspire

“We have now been working alongside you with various clients. In some cases, we have introduced you to our clients and in other cases you have worked as part of our team. Every time we have brought you in you have done a great job. We now see you as an extended part of our team. You have proved to be professional, flexible and above all competent in getting the work done. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you again, and we look forward to working with you more in the future.”

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”