Sarah Doyle Twitter Hour

#AthenaBizHour

 

The Athena Network host a weekly Twitter Hour on Monday’s from 8-9pm. To get involved with the chat you are able to follow by using the hashtag #Athenabizhour.

Each week will feature an expert in their field. They will be available to answer your questions around their profession, and to offer fabulous advice and tips, that you can transfer to your own businesses.

It is also a great opportunity to connect with fellow members, Regional Directors and visitors from around the UK and beyond.

On Monday April 25th 2016 we were joined by Sarah Doyle of Cedar BSS who starred as our ‘Outsourcing & Streamlining Expert’.

OutsourcingBelow is a summary of Sarah’s #AthenaBizHour

Tip: aim at minimal wording but maximum impact. Use links to your #blogs so people can choose to read more #AthenaBizHour

Tip: Have set times in the day to check e-mails. Deal with important stuff and file the rest for later #AthenaBizHour

Tip: Make lists! This will help you to #delegate effectively. #Notepad or #on-line, whatever suits you #AthenaBizHour
-A great on-line task manager is Asana. It’s free to a point and fine for most SME’s

Cedar BSSTip: Meet with a few ‘experts’ before deciding who to #outsource to. All have different backgrounds and personalities.

Tip: Think about your #strengths and what you find a #challenge. #Outsource the challenges and stick to what you are good at.

Tip: Don’t expect miracles when #outsourcing. It can take time for #businesses to #sync and learn to work in tandem

Cedar BSS 2What perception do you have of #outsourcing? Myth has it that it is expensive but it doesn’t have to be.

When thinking of #outsourcing remember #cleaners #gardeners #dogwalkers etc. It is all relative

Lists will keep you focused and help you plan your time effectively

Have you got #processes in your #business? These are a must for all of your #sales #marketing #customerservice activities

Cedar BSS 3#Outsourcing will free your energies to focus on building your #brand. Allow yourself to get back to what you do best.

Nicole Martin ‏@PinpointMktg prioritise the content and make it “speak” directly to the reader. Use your website as a reference

I’d be interested to know what is the most common outsourced task?

E-mail management is high on the list, as well as data-mining. I also work a lot with #newsletters and sales

That makes perfect sense. Email can be a distractor for an entrepreneur, best to outsource

Cedar BSS 4I am just dipping into the realms of xero. Have a lovely accountant but want to regularly see what’s what, is it ok?

I help a few clients keeping on top of their paperwork who use #Xero. It’s very intuative, I like it.

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