We have noted many small businesses spend too much time on matters that could best be performed by outside parties or eliminated through better planning. Often skilled staff, including owners and managers, spend excessive amounts of time handling administrative tasks rather than growing and managing their business. Simple changes can leave more time available to increase income, productivity and efficiency. Hiring the appropriate staff or outsourcing administrative tasks, such as bookkeeping, sales tax and payroll services can be one mechanism of reducing the non-essential duties of management. Planning a business day can reduce wasted time as well, by eliminating things such as unnecessary driving time between jobs. We suggest you look at how you and your employees spend their time to make sure the focus is on the tasks that are suited to their position and expertise.