Successful entrepreneurs work hard. From customer service to product development, and everything in between, these activities can take a toll. One survey from the New York Enterprise Report found that small business owners work twice as much as regular employees. With over 58% of entrepreneurs working more than 60 hours a week.
Learning how to manage your time as an entrepreneur is critical for the success of your venture.
When Yaro Starak began his entrepreneurial journey over 20 years ago, he learned that putting systems into place and hiring people to help you go a long way. His experience hiring someone to help him with email began in 2003, while he was running his first successful online business. Back then, Yaro hired and trained someone to take over most of his emails.
Many years later, he founded InboxDone.com, with one of his email managers Claire Giovino. InboxDone.com brings together a team that manages and optimizes email for other busy entrepreneurs and professionals. Over the past couple of years, the company and team have grown, expanding their services beyond email management to social media messages such as Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Getting the freedom that you need
Yaro points out that he became an entrepreneur because he wanted more freedom. Similarly, many entrepreneurs desire freedom of time, finances, and to work on projects that they enjoy.
InboxDone.com helps entrepreneurs break free from email and social media, giving them back the time that they can use to grow their business, enjoy with their families, travel, work on their own health, and other side projects. Yaro adds that being able to do these activities as an entrepreneur is a special gift.
Focusing on what matters
It is at the center of every entrepreneurs’ mission to make sure that their customers are happy. But when you are overwhelmed with work, you might not be able to respond timely to your customers, and even risk missing out on potential deals because you can’t reply in a timely manner.
From his experience, Yaro notes that ‘it’s such a relief when you have good people in place helping you.’ That way, you are able to not only offer the best customer support but also be on top of the most important aspect of the business that helps you to grow.
Learn more about Yaro and his work here.