Are you in your first month of business? Maybe you started yesterday, or maybe a couple of weeks ago? If so, you’re probably swamped with worry right now. And trust us, that’s normal!
Yes, that knot in your stomach and the anxiety that doesn’t quite leave at night is all normal for new business owners, and it can even be a good sign. It means you care about what happens next, and you’re willing to make safe moves you think through first.
However, you should be able to sleep at night too! Which is why we’ve got some tips for people like you down below; such as stop worrying about paying your student loan back and use that money to invest in your business, so you can eliminate these new business worries with a bit of proactiveness and a drop of commitment.
Have Admin Hours in the Morning
An admin hour once a day keeps the stress away! Well, in a perfect world it would. But you should still give this tip a go. The more of the little, stressful details you get out of the way, the easier the working day is going to be. And when those tasks are accomplished first thing, you can spend the rest of your ‘shift’ in relative paradise.
So, square away the emails, make sure you’ve completed any data entry, and return the calls you’re due to make. First thing is best when you’re in business, unless someone has specifically asked otherwise. Once the hour is up, you can focus on everything else and really get the working day started.
Insure the Delivery Process
The delivery process can be the most hectic thing imaginable. After all, once the package is out of your office and into the system, anything could happen to it! It could get lost, thrown around and damaged, and even stolen in some cases.
It’s why you need to double check what’s covered by USPS insurance before you send, and then set your shipment prices realistically. If you’re sending long distances, you need to know what it’s going to cost, how long it’s going to take, and how you can still make the customer experience a satisfactory one. Research this now and save yourself a headache next month!
Check Your Website Analytics Once a Week
You don’t want to obsess over how well your website is doing. If you do, your business will simply become a numbers game and you won’t be able to recognize the little achievements you make along the way. This means only checking the analytics once a week, rather than once a day, or even more than that!
You want people to come and visit, and you want to know what’s working to bring them here. That’s all fine. And your website analytics can provide some amazing insight into your marketing methods. But if you’re only looking for where it’s going wrong, you’ll be less likely to see any progress in your business itself.
Business worries are hard to beat. If you’re a first timer, use this month to set up right.