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Women: Got a “Wife”?

Outsource Time Wasting Tasks

sticky_pad_check_listMy partners and I were recently musing over the seemingly boundless energy of a male entrepreneur we know. We were in awe of his packed travel schedule, endless slew of new projects and responsiveness to email. How did he do it? Suddenly, one of my partners cried, “He’s got a wife!” Bingo.

While running a business is never easy, it’s got to be lots easier if you’ve got someone at home to pick up the dry cleaning, get dinner on the table and run the schedule. Do you have a “wife”? If so, congratulations. If not, you need to find one.

Think about your business’s key goals (both short- and long-term) and the nagging daily duties (both at work and at home) that suck up your valuable time and keep you from reaching those goals. Then figure out how you can delegate, outsource or otherwise get these tedious tasks off your plate. Yes, you may have to spend some money to do this—but if you put the time you gain back into your business, I promise you it will be money well spent.

Rieva LesonskyCEO, GrowBiz Media
Rieva is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company specializing in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship. She was formerly Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine and has written several books about small business and entrepreneurship. | @rieva | More from Rieva

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Discussion (2) Comment

  1. A funny read! If only women could get a wife too! How much easier it would be for us to balance tour work and home lives – giving us more time to focus on our second love, our business.

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  2. MichelleVisitor

    I completely agree.Being a single mom with three growing boys while pivoting the role of business owner; time is not only valuable but precious.I decided a few years back to become part of the rat race and join the 9 to 5′ers however I have regretted the decision and currently exploring an opportunity to reinvent in myself again. The more support you rally ; the more successful you will be


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