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Outsourcing, delegating and meetings are all essential to running a business -- but are you doing all three correctly?

Limor Fried, founder of electronics startup Adafruit Industries, says before you outsource you should master all job functions in-house.

When delegating, don't assume your team has internalized the details that are crucial to the task. Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, suggests using third-party tools to help bridge communication gaps and achieve desired results.

And is your startup too " meeting-centric"? When Nikki Kaufman launched Normal, a 3-D printed earphone startup, she found that keeping meetings to a minimum helped her team become more action-oriented. She and other leaders share tips for startup efficiency in this quick video.

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