Last year, I wrote an article about businesses that close on Sunday. Today, I’d like to share with you some ideas on how to keep your business going 7 days a week without having to worry about opening your doors.
1. E-commerce – what can you do to move some of your sales online so you can process orders or reservations even when you are out of the office? There are too many free or low cost tools available that can give you some work/life balance and efficiency
2. HootSuite – do you find social media is making you too busy? Use a tool like HootSuite to schedule your posts ahead of time, and allow you time off when and where you want it.
3. Share office space with another business – perhaps you can buddy up with another business who will work Saturdays while you work Sundays if you feel its necessary to stay open on those days – then you can both have weekend coverage without the need for both of you to work.
4. Stagger your management coverage – some of the best companies will give employees Sunday Monday or Friday Saturday off to allow for some work/life balance. By alternating people’s days off, you can be open 7 days a week while still allowing people to have balance.
What ideas do you have for keeping business flowing 24/7/365 without breaking your back or breaking the bank?
“The 4 Hour Work Week” is a good read, it’s all about automating & delegating so that you run your business, rather than it run you!