Carpet Cleaning Business Management / In My Experience

The Importance of Working on Your Business

man pulling hair outDo you ever feel bogged down with your work? Are you doing the work of several people and finding this workload to be not as glamorous as you envisioned when you started the business? If you answered “yes,” then you may be suffering from working too hard in your business, rather than working on your business. 
 
When you started the business, you did it to be an entrepreneur, to make the big decisions and steer the ship. You didn’t start it to buy yourself a job! So why are you working so hard in the business and on the front lines? Doing this is burying you in your work and it’s going to pile up to the point where your business becomes stagnant.  
 
If you are the one that is doing all of the work in your business, then who is steering the ship? You need to come up with viable options so that you can remain the captain of your boat. Your company cannot move forward if the owner is stuck on a constant task. The owner needs to bring the direction, the inspiration and the momentum. 
 
So what are your options? You may need to hire someone to do the tasks that you don’t need to do. Many folks find it hard to let go of the tasks. If you want to bring it to the next level then you need to take that next step. This means that you need to let it go. You may have people on staff that are not performing as well as they should, which causes you to pick up the slack. If this is the case, then you need to get serious and have them step up or be replaced.  
 
You may just need to get more organized with your work. You may need to schedule your time more effectively. Maybe you should schedule a half day on the same day every week for you to go to the library, or a café to work outside and on your business. Take yourself out of it physically so that you can get the inspiration you need to work on it.  

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to i Cleaning Specialist Magazine.

Recent Articles by Marcus Taylor

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

Podcasts

Don't underestimate the value of a good Internet marketing plan. In fact, if you do this right, it's not uncommon to see ROI along the lines of 30-to-1. Here's a look at 27 free and low-cost tips that you can begin implementing within your cleaning business today to drive more business.
More Podcasts

ICS Cleaning Specialist Magazine

CoverImage

2014 September

The September issue of ICS features stories on moisture detection, disinfectant services, neighborhood marketing, then we discuss the last level of being phenomenal, and cool products.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Social Media

Social media is a good way to regularly keep in touch and interact with current clients and reach potential ones. What social mediums do you use in your cleaning/restoration business?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ICS STORE

Get Paid! book cover
Get Paid! (ebook)
Over 30 authors – over 40 articles…from attorneys, contractors, consultants, instructors and others, both inside and outside the restoration industry. R & R, C & R and Cleanfax, opened their archives and gave us the best they had, other chapters were created just for the “Get Paid!” book and its readers. And every one of them has ideas for how to get paid what you are owed.

More Products

ICS DIRECTORY AND BUYING GUIDE

Director_Buyer.jpgThe premier resource and reference guide for the cleaning and restoration industries.

Click here to view

TRUCKMOUNT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GUIDE

Truckmount.jpgEquipment listings and specifications from the leading industry manufacturers.

Click here to view

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png youtube_40px.pngcrc logo