Forbes’ interview with rock legend Gene Simmons yields some great business tips especially for amateur business owners. In particular, Gene’s views about “the idea that one has to spend a lot of time on something is archaic” is a great topic for business owners who still have fears entrusting their business operations to other people. One great example is with business technology.
You don’t have to be a technology expert to effectively run a business in Singapore. It’s not all about the most complete cloud computing service and the best CRM software that will help you bring in the most number of qualified Singapore sales leads. To run a business successfully, you have to learn the basics of running a business, which is delegating.
Whether you have advanced knowledge about software or are simply able to send an email and text, you can still effectively generate sales leads for your company. If you work in a large company, most likely you will have a technology department, a marketing department and a sales department. With these teams at your disposal, you should learn to stop micromanaging. You hire skilled employees to perform these tasks, so let them do it. A lot of businessmen spend too much time figuring out which software to use for their company, what hardware to purchase or what network to install in their office. Some even take the time to learn the IT jargon. While all this is admirable, it is often inappropriately prioritized and takes too much from the business owners’ time. Let your IT manager decide on the technology aspects. Allow your marketing team to come up with the sales lead generation ideas. Give your sales team space to successfully close their own Singapore sales leads.
You have to learn to trust the people that you hire. Like Simmons, you have to do the initial investigation into the character of your potential hire. A background check and resume verification would be enough to give you an idea if you should hire someone in a critical position.