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Time Management Tips for the Small Business Owner

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If you’re a small business owner, you likely consider your time as your greatest asset. And running a small business is hard. There are administrative tasks to complete, employees to manage, marketing strategies to execute, leads to chase, a web presence to manage, clients to take care of, and much more. As a small business owner, you’ll likely always have a pretty packed schedule but there are things you can to do make sure that your time is well-managed. These are the time management tips all small business owners need.

Time Management Tips to Try

  1. Set a Schedule and Stick to It

    Before you head into the office each day, create a task list of things that must get done. This will you help organize your week and better manage your time around the most important initiatives of each day.

  2. Include Time to Rest and Recharge

    Often, taking time to rest will result in greater productivity. Our minds, like our bodies, need a rest from time to time. Focus on work-life balance and schedule some time for yourself or for a quick getaway.

  3. Set Monthly and Yearly Goals

    Take the time to map out the small business goals you want to accomplish each month and for the year, and keep these goals top-of-mind in everything you do.

  4. Learn the Art of Delegation

    When you’re able, hire staff to help you get all the work done but avoid giving employees responsibilities without effectively preparing and training them for the task.

  5. Avoid multi-tasking

    Effectively manage your time by focusing on one thing at a time and you’ll likely double your productivity, work output and performance. Force yourself to do one thing at a time. This time management tip also helps you slow down so you can focus on creating quality work.

  6. Contact a Farm Bureau Agent

    A Farm Bureau agent can help create a plan that will protect your business against losses due to property damage or liability claims, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your business is protected.

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