If you are like many business owners, you have an ever growing list of the things you have to do and would want to accomplish. You might often feel like you could grow your business exponentially faster – if you only had more time. As someone who owned several businesses, you can relate. You will learn that while you cannot literally stretch time you can get more done. In some cases it helps to add certain tools to your collection. Even more important though is the ability to shift your mindset and daily habits.
Every business owner is looking to save time and money, and no one is more eager to increase productivity than those running their own businesses.
Here are list of how you can be productive as a business owner.
#1 DECIDE WHAT’S VITAL VERSUS WHAT’S NICE TO DO
First off, you need to prioritize your tasks. Start by making lists of tasks you do on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis. For each one of the list, prioritize the tasks. Organize them in order of the things your business could not live without to the things that would be nice to get done, but usually do not. Annotate next to each tasts well you are able to complete them.
#2 FIND OUT WHAT YOUR TEAM IS GOOD AND DELEGATE
For those small business owners with one or more employees, you will want to consider which tasks can be delegated from your to do list to your employees. If you have a few employees that love the idea of writing for your blog and they have some time to devote each week to the tasks, then they would be the perfect people to delegate the tasks to.
#3 UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF YOUR TIME
When you have tasks that would be better suited to a skilled expert, but you are not ready to hire a full or part time employee, then outsourcing to a freelancer, contractor or other professional might be a good alternative. Instead of spending a full day training to figure out how to design a new logo for your business, spend your day generating revenue to pay a designer.
#4 BATCH YOUR DAY INTO PRODUCTIVE CHUNKS
One thing that can consume your time in managing the day to day tasks in a business is bouncing back and forth between tasks. The ability to focus on one task at a time and keep a consistent rhythm can make it easier to finish that tasks in less time.