Growing a small business can be hard and extremely stressful, especially in our current times. There are so many moving pieces that are involved in creating a successful business, and it’s easy to get swept up in the chaos.
You’ve probably seen a million articles telling you what changes to make to grow your leads or sales, sorting through all this information is headache-inducing to say the least. To avoid any further headaches, we’ve put together 5 tips that will not only help grow your business but also manage your workplace stress.
Take time to breathe
We’re not just talking about the normal act of breathing. Seriously, take some time to take some deep breathes. The act of mindful breathing has incredible health benefits, one of the most prevalent ones is its ability to not only relieve stress but having an increased calming effect. Taking deep breaths will lower your heart rate, increase oxygen in the bloodstream, and release endorphins into your body, bringing you closer to a state of homeostasis. The best thing about this is that it can be done anywhere, anytime.
Spend time doing things that make you happy
Chances are you did not start your business because you wanted to be busy and work oriented 24/7, most small businesses are born from a passion. Take some time to reconnect with that passion and remember why you started your company. I for one really struggle with ending my workday, if allowed to, I will stay in work mode until I eventually crash, but that’s not helpful. When working in a stressed state you produce worse results that take twice as long to come to. Instead of spending 5 hours working in a minimally productive state take 1 hour to do something that truly makes you happy it will make a huge difference.
Bring In Talent
A team can only be as successful as it’s weakest player and it is impossible to run a successful business on your own. It’s key to have a team who is not only effective in their role but also passionate about your business. Bringing in the right talent can take your business to the next level, plus a surrounding yourself with a great group of people does wonders for you stress levels.
Be smart and frugal with your financial decisions, while there are always going to be bright and shiny new toys out there, just because its available doesn’t mean you need it. Research things fully before dropping your well-earned money on something that may or may not help you improve, there are ways to save money and still succeed. Which leads us to…
It is impossible to be an expert in every facet of your company, there are ways too many possibilities in today’s business world. You started your company because you were passionate about a product or service, not because you wanted to be the best writer/digital marketer/social media manager/ photographer/ designer….you get the point. While its true you could try to hire someone to fill every individual role that’s only going to dilute your talent pool and likely land you some employees who really don’t care. That’s why outsourcing was invented, and with the way digital marketing works nowadays, you’re lucky it was. There are so many full-service agencies that handle all areas of marketing, so take a step back and leverage someone else’s, talented team.
Running a business can easily become overwhelming, but with these quick and easy steps you’ll be overcoming that stress in no time, and if you need help, well that’s why we’re here!
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