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Saving Time While Running Your Own Business

By September 21, 2012May 11th, 2021News & Events

There is a simple problem with holding down a full-time job and working on your own business: you work too much! Even if you’re incredibly passionate about what you’re doing, you get stuck in the muck of what you’re working on, and eventually you realize you’re working 90 hour weeks. Usually, if you work too much, it’s because you’re being ineffective in the ways you budget your time and you’re not designating others to do enough work for you. If you’re working too much, here are a couple of ways to solve your issue.

Automate When Possible

Yes, we’re talking about automating your work. You can automate some tasks, but it kind of depends on what kind of work you do. If part of your job is to manage a Facebook and a Twitter, you can use programs like TweetDeck and HootSuite to schedule Tweets and Facebook posts. This will help you spend less time on social media management and more time on things that may matter more, like website or blog content.

Outsource!

Outsourcing is not the devil. There are some tasks you can send to other people to do so they can send them back to you to finish up. Maybe someone else can proofread, or design a website, or design a graphic that would take you too much time to do. You don’t have to do all these tasks – just pay someone else to do them for you. You can use websites like oDesk and Elance to help you with projects when they come around, or you can even hire a virtual assistant to help more consistently with everything you need to get done. You can even “outsource” to your family members, especially if they’re gifted proofreaders.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.