3 Productivity Hacks

Productivity and efficiency strategies can help business owners make the most of their time during a busy day. Simple idea but not necessarily easy to do.

No matter how hard you try, how many hats you wear, you cannot do everything yourself when it comes to running your business. 

To improve your productivity, try these three tips:

1. Outsource It

Rather than being saddled with monotonous tasks and expensive software you have to learn, many business owners are accepting their limitations and finding expert service providers to take over these tasks.

What takes one expert an hour to do can easily take you 5 hours to complete. Is that really good use of your time?

Investing in your business not only decreases stress but it makes your business run more smoothly, therefore increasing profits.

Start off by asking your business associates for referrals and conduct regular interviews, as though you were hiring an employee. Just because they are a virtual service provider doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the same high standards you would expect from an employee.

 

2. Kick the Bad Habits

     *Analyze your business during the last year.

     *Did you launch any programs?

     *Were the results better or worse than you expected?

     *Are you doing things just because you’ve always done it that way?

     *Are there any new software programs or apps that will make your work more efficient?

Choose to start One New Thing to breathe some excitement into your business.  You can decide to delegate tasks, find new software or plan out a new program.

 

3. Create an Actual Plan

Use a project management program or an old-fashioned paper planner to put your projects onto a calendar and work towards achieving those goals.

Without a plan, your actions are aimless.

You might decide to work on something unrelated to your goals or you might delay your own deadlines in order to put client business ahead of your own work.

A business plan is your blueprint to reaching your goals, no matter how lofty they may seem.

Seeing this plan daily will give you something to focus on, therefore increasing your daily productivity.

 

Overwhelmed at the Idea of Planning? Have No Fear!

There’s no excuse not to grow your business this year!   Choose to create a roadmap and take real action.

 

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