Small business owners face a lot of challenges in their days and one of the biggest challenges that most of them face is having too much to do. It doesn?t matter if the business is doing really well or if it is stumbling along (and could be doing better). Business owners of all types of businesses have too much to do. In the case of a busy business that is doing well, the business owner might find themselves swamped with orders to fill and little time to market. In the case of the slow business, the business owner might find themselves with too many marketing channels that need to be pursued in order to find new customers. Either way, the schedule is full! And delegation is the right answer. Here?s why: Why Delegate? Delegation gives you the benefit of leveraging effort. It?s a strange-but-true equation that, in delegation, one plus one equals three. Yes, everywhere else in life, one plus one equals two; but in delegation, one plus one equals three. This is because small business owners who are freed up from the mundane, trivial, and repetitive work (as well as work that they aren?t skilled in or don?t enjoy doing) can instead focus their efforts on growing their business. Time that was spent doing non-business-growing work is now applied to business growth. That is huge! Additionally, the one plus one equals three equation is true when you consider that no one is good at everything, so you can send work that you?re not good at to someone who is good at it. Businesses are NOT ?one-person shows?. Yes, they might start off that way but since we each only have 24 hours in a day, if a business wants to grow any more than through what can be accomplished in 24 hours, it has to be done with someone else. This is a big sticking point for some business owners ? the ?lone wolf? style ? but once that mindset is broken, the business can blossom. The trick is: Letting go of the idea that you?re the only one who can do it all. (Chances are, you can do most of it but someone else can help). Delegating effectively sends the RIGHT work to the RIGHT person who has the RIGHT combination of skills and time to do the job. For example, as a business owner, you?re the right person to be building your business. You?re not the right person to be doing data entry. Someone else is the right person with the skills and job to do that and you can be free to grow your business. The Benefits Get more done (because you can work on something at the same time that your assistant is working on something else, or because your assistant can do it faster than you) Earn more money (because you get more work done, and because your assistant costs less than what you earn). In the upcoming blog post, we?ll get into some of the practical how-to?s related to effective delegation, and along the way we?ll further explore some additional benefits that you will enjoy when you delegate effectively.