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Learning To Delegate Is Win Win

As a business owner, you have probably spent many hours creating and operating your business. Today, you make all the decisions, have built all of the infrastructure and take complete responsibility for the success of your venture. If you are successful, there will come a time when the business outgrows your capacity to effectively operate it. Such that you no longer have enough hours in the day to accomplish all the tasks that need to be completed, or possibly the business has expanded into areas that you are less familiar with and do not have the expertise to complete those tasks. This is an exciting and frightening point in an entrepreneur's life - the point where they need to start letting go and learning how to delegate.

This is the stage where you must familiarize yourself with how to delegate and share some of the responsibility so that your efforts can be focused where they are really needed - on the end-to-end success of your company. Letting go is never easy for the entrepreneur, but there are steps you can take that can help make the process easier. The first step is to determine your strengths and weaknesses. If you are an accountant by profession it may not be necessary for you to hire someone to keep the books, especially if yours is still a small business. However, you may be interested in hiring a customer service specialist to take care of the time consuming task of working one on one with each of your customers or business affiliates. The secret of how to delegate for the success of your business lies in first determining the tasks you can handle most competently and those that require your critical attention and then outsourcing the rest.

No one person is an expert in everything and moving responsibility for a specific task to someone that you acknowledge is better at it than you are is bound to provide a great boost to your company's efficiency. With time and further growth of the business, you can start to move even the tasks that still remain with you to your staff - especially those members of your staff that have proven themselves most competent. The advantages of knowing how and when to delegate is not only about improving the efficiencies of your own business venture and thus growing your profitability, but there is also an important socio-economic benefit as well. Think about the many skilled, yet unemployed, persons that you could very easily integrate into your business and thus provide a means for that employee to support their own family and happiness.

This angle covers all experience level as well - you could very well be the employer that provides an entry point into the job market for a person that may have gone through all the academic training required to handle the job but simply lacks the hands-on experience. And of course it can be expensive to train new employees, so you typically want retain your existing staff and retrain them into new positions. But the reality is that employees do leave, and even when this happens, you can take comfort in the fact that you've helped that person increase their earning powering and consequently the quality of life that their family enjoys. So when an entrepreneur learns how to delegate, a win-win situation is created.

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