• Holly Latham

Here's 5 simple ways you can help reduce the stress of being a small business owner.

When you own and run a small business, either by yourself, or with just a small number of employees, it's no wonder you can feel overwhelmed by it all.

In fact, with so many hats to wear, it's hard not to feel stressed, even at the best of times!

So, how do you manage stress? Here's some ideas:

1. Take care of the basics first

The smallest things can seem overwhelming if you're not taking care of the basics. What do I mean? Making sure you eat healthily, getting about 30 minutes of exercise, and taking regular breaks can be easily forgotten when you get caught up in work.

2. Make time to connect

You might be busy, but don't forget to find time to connect with family, friends, and loved ones. Maintaining and keeping these connections thriving is vital to managing stress levels when you run a small business.

3. Develop and maintain systems

By developing and maintaining systems for your business, you won't have to reinvent the wheel every time you get a new client, launch a new product, offer a new service, etc. And the best bit? Train others in using the systems, and delegate work to them!

4. Don't overanalyse every situation

Easier said than done, right? Worrying about every situation, or endlessly assessing your options will actually lead to emotional paralysis and overwhelm. Instead, list the pros and cons of your choices, then sleep on it so your gut has time to process your options, then make a decision.

5. Know when to let go

You want your business to thrive, so you have to work incredibly long hours day in, day out to succeed, right? Wrong! Know what you're good at, and delegate everything else to others.

For instance, if writing copy or content for your business just isn't your thing, or you simply don't have the time to do it, delegate that task to a professional.

A professional copywriter will help add value to, and grow your business, which means it's one of the smartest investments you can make.

How can engaging a professional copywriting service help your business?

A copywriter will help turn your ideas into engaging, and informative copy and content. You might have great ideas, but simply don’t have the time, or just can’t find the right words to articulate what you want to say. Either way, a professional copywriter can help.

Good copy and content will communicate and connect with your target audience in a way that they can understand and relate to. A professional copywriter can do just that.

A copywriter will help to develop a unique voice for your brand which will ensure that every piece of copy and content that your business creates is consistent; because if content is king, consistency is queen.

A copywriter will create action-focused copy and content. Because, if what you’re creating doesn’t elicit a response from your audience, it’s wasting time, money, and space.

A copywriter will offer, an often much-needed, outside perspective of your business. They’ll make sure that all copy and content makes sense to an average customer, who might not understand your business as well as you do.

Summing up

If you can harness your stress, it isn't always negative. In fact, a certain amount of stress can motivate us. But to keep it under control, set goals, focus on your most important tasks each day, be kind to yourself, and don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back each time you tick a task off your to-do list.

And, most importantly, recognise where your strengths are, and if you simply don't have the time or knowledge to undertake important tasks, delegate them to an expert. Not only will it help your stress levels, it'll save you a whole lot of time and money in the long run!

Want to know more about how a professional copywriting service can help save you time, money, and a whole lot of stress?

Whether it's website copy, social media blogs, newsletter, brochure, or flyer content, Creative Copy Co. can help. Let's chat about how we can help your business thrive by getting in touch at

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