Sometimes it may feel like you have bitten off more than you can chew as a small business owner, however there are some time management tips that you may not have thought of. Running your own business is a lot of work and at times it may all seem like too much, but there are resources out there to help you get on top of everything.
One of the most important tips is to learn how to prioritise. When you have a mountain of tasks to complete it is essential to sort out which jobs are the most important. A great way to achieve this is to make a to-do list at the start of each day. You may even need to be realistic and learn to say ‘no’ to some tasks.
The overwhelming amount of tasks can be daunting and often too much for one person. Learning to delegate work to other people can save you a world of stress. Perhaps taking on a student for an internship or part time work would be a great option for your business and to lighten your workload. Have a look at sites such as Ribit to connect with students seeking work. If your business has grown and you now require staff then check out the information from the Australian Government that outlines what is involved when taking on employees.
Remaining organised is also a key factor in time management. This may involve scheduling, setting deadlines and removing distractions. This may seem like an obvious tip, however becoming unorganised can be a major issue for many businesses.
If you would like more in depth knowledge of how to manage your time effectively, you can attend one of the regular time management seminars in the region. For the location and date of the next seminar, check out the Small Business Smart Business events page.