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Time-saving tips for start-ups

 When you start your own business, it might feel like you need to be involved in every aspect of your business to make sure it runs smoothly, and it can be easy to spread yourself too thin. Here at Grosvenor House, we specialise in providing exceptional services tailored to start-ups like yours. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll share our top time-saving tips for start-ups, so you can spend more time growing your business.

Master the Art of Prioritisation

When running a small business start-up, it’s important to learn how to prioritise and ensure all your employees are on the same page regarding business priorities too.

A good way to do this is to set SMART goals for your business. SMART goals are defined by the following characteristics;

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

For example, if you’re running a start-up wellness brand, a smart goal for your sales team could be to contact and convert ten leads a week.

Another way to prioritise is to review all tasks by the potential outcome, prioritising tasks with the lowest output and the highest potential impact are done first.

For example, sales teams should first approach warm leads and decision-makers with a verified budget to have the best chance of converting.

Implement processes, and stick to them

Standardising your way of working not only makes it easy to train new staff when it comes to growing your business but can also reduce the risk of mistakes by offering guidelines on how to complete a task. Standardised processes make tasks more efficient and also help you to plan your time more effectively.

Focus on productivity

To run a successful start-up, it’s important to maximise productivity as much as you possibly can. For example, tasks such as managing your own mail or business calls can easily start eating into the time it takes for you to run your business and become a distraction.

At Grosvenor House, our mail forwarding package not only offers a registered business address, so that you can keep your personal life and business separate, but we’ll also handle your mail and post forwarding for you. Our confidential open and scan service also allows you to receive any urgent mail via email without any added hassle.

Our premium business package also includes call handling, meaning we’ll manage your calls for you too, giving you extra time to invest in your business.

Prioritise staff development

Any good start-up will invest in its staff. Training and investing in your staff can make them feel empowered and trusted. It’ll also help them to stick to company processes and procedures if they understand the reasons behind them. Training your staff allows them to grow with your business and offer new perspectives based on what they’ve learned.

Our offices at Grosvenor House allow you to take your staff training to the next level. Our state-of-the-art training rooms have everything you need to run your next training program. Learn more about staff training with Grosvenor House today.

Don’t forget, here at Grosvenor House, we also offer a wide range of services ideal for start-ups or small businesses such as virtual office spaces, hot desking and co-working solutions . Get in touch with us today to discuss our range virtual office, mail handling or office solutions.