Let me ask you a question: How does the start of your typical workday look? Is it filled with email responses, follow up emails, schedule sorting, social media posting, and more tedious and repetitive tasks like those? If you’re like most women working from home, half of your day ends up being consumed by all […] The post 5 Ways to Automate Your Business for a Better Work and Life Balance appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.
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As business owners, we’re busy, busy people. We often have very FEW resources and not enough time in the day to get everything done. VistaPrint conducted a survey of 400 small business owners to find out what they need to become more productive in their daily lives. The answers they were given were eye-opening. How to find relief VistaPrint found that small business owners are not just busy, they are incredibly busy. And, many of those busy small business owners are looking for ways to find some relief. Ramon Ray and VistaPrint shared their ideas for helping small business owners reduce the overwhelming need to be busy. Ray’s suggestions included: Prioritize Learn to say no – you can’t do everything Use tech tools to help you organize your day Delegate to others so you can manage people and not do everything And, VistaPrint suggested that small businesses owners look for more ways to increase their downtime. They also suggest learning to better prioritize and learn to stop saying yes to every opportunity that comes their way. All too often, mundane tasks get in the way of the important tasks that can be delegated. When small business owners are able to focus on tasks that improve their financial standings, they often feel less “busy” because they feel more successful instead. What’s keeping us busy? VistaPrint’s survey revealed the reasons that small business owners are overwhelmed. Almost three-fourths of the respondents shared that basic administrative tasks take the majority of their time. They are also bogged down with customer service and project management tasks. These activities keep them so busy that most of them skip meals while at work. Unfortunately, these tasks are preventing small business owners from marketing their business and their mundane administrative tasks also keep them from their loved ones and actually create stress in their personal relationships. What keeps small business owners going? Small business owners continue to do tasks that keep them feeling this busy, rather than successful. In the VistaPrint survey, small business owners kept busy because they want their businesses to make money. They also…
We all do it… to our own detriment. So, let’s make a pact that we will try, if not succeed, to handle our incoming messages more efficiently. Personal time management helps immensely to make a better manager of you and me. All of us have time management tips and tricks to help us get through […] The post Learn to Never Handle a Paper or Email Twice appeared first on SmallBizClub.
Time is the only non-recoverable thing that each of us controls. We waste it, it’s forever lost. We waste our customers’/prospects’ time, we’ve cheated them out of their most precious commodity. We let our customers/prospects waste ours—we’ve enabled them to de-value us and what we can do to help them. Ironically, we seem to treat […] The post Valuing Time: Your Customers’ and Yours appeared first on SmallBizClub.
I have a message for you from your customers. This is something they want you to know: “I don’t really care how you would like me to communicate with you. I want you to offer me the choice so we can communicate according to my needs. Don’t make me call you. Don’t make me visit […] The post Convenience is in the Eye of the Beholder appeared first on SmallBizClub.
Starting and growing your own company is exhilarating, exciting and rewarding. It also scares the living daylights out of you when you find yourself strapped into your seat, plummeting towards the very bottom of a roller coaster ride. Ups, downs and roller coaster metaphors aside, business is anything but a linear journey. Many businesses are built on momentum, which can be […] The post 4 Key Ways to Make the Most of Your Business’s Down Cycle appeared first on SmallBizClub.
“Stop trading time for money.” Thanks to the Tim Ferrisses of the world, that has become the rallying cry of people who are stuck in a job they don’t like and who want to create the freedom to quit and do something different. They say it with pride, confident they are making the smart, strategic […] The post Want to Stop Trading Time for Money? Avoid This #1 Mistake! appeared first on SmallBizClub.
We all know the single thing we cannot recover is time. Once it’s passed, we can never recover it. Most everything else, we do, we can recover from. We can change our strategy if things aren’t going right, we can find new customers if we don’t have enough deals to make our number, we can […] The post Time, Our Scarcest Resource appeared first on SmallBizClub.
No matter how driven and hard-working you are, it’s very easy to get carried away and lose track of the time. This especially applies to small business owners who try to do as much as possible during their working day or week. With a hectic schedule and stress, you’ll be all over the place in […] The post 8 Small Business Time-Saving Tips appeared first on SmallBizClub.
By Kimi Clark Work-at-home moms have the best of both worlds, right? We get to earn an income while staying home with our kids. But staying motivated while balancing work life and family life is no easy task. Just like achieving work-life balance requires boundary setting and eliminating distractions, staying motivated as a work-at-home mom entails […] The post 5 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Work-at-Home Mom appeared first on The Work at Home Woman.