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Below you can find tips to incorporate into your day to boost your small business productivity and efficiency.

  • Have a routine and a detailed schedule for your day and keep to them.
  • Spend your morning time wisely.
  • Get to know your body, and have the right food and vitamins for it.
  • Make sure to have the right support system for you, starting from your car to the people you rely on.
  • Split up your day into parts and complete each of your tasks accordingly.
  • Plan out your goals by weeks and track your progress.
  • Don’t open an email if you don’t have time to respond.
  • Complete your most thought-intensive tasks in the morning.
  • Spend 2 minutes or less on responding an email.
  • Update and/or write your to-do list the night before.
  • When overwhelmed by large projects or to-do items, take a small step forward in the right direction.
  • Look over your schedule for the week on Friday afternoon or Sunday evening.
  • Prioritize your tasks by taking into account what should not be done.
  • Schedule your Internet breaks during the day and don’t browse the web at any time.
  • Do one thing at a time.
  • If you feel overwhelmed, focus on completing 3 concrete tasks a day apart from your daily meetings, e-mails and phone calls.
  • Provide clarity into the project you’re stuck on: see what is missing.
  • Talk to your team about productivity.
  • Make sure your team are all working in a flow and each of them knows his/her responsibilities. Consider using tools like Google Drive, etc.
  • Have a notebook with you so to write down ideas or use a tool like Evernote.
  • Use tools for scheduling such as Google Calendar, Calendly, or VCita.
  • Use time-saving devices like Boomerang Calendar for Gmail users.
  • To manage social media in one place, use a scheduling tool like Hootsuite.
  • To communicate within your staff, use tools like Slack, Hipchat, etc.
  • Find a better way like a tool or an app to complete the task you hate doing.
  • To be more focused and concentrated, turn off distractions.
  • If you need help to grow your business, turn to an outside expert.
  • Learn to say “No.”
  • Don’t forget about movement as part of your stress relief routine during the day.
  • Have some time for yourself – for your hobbies and interests.
  • Reward yourself and your team by taking Friday afternoon off.

 

Don’t forget that to reach productivity and efficiency, you need to practice self-management and keep a healthy balance for your work and life!

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