17 Essential Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Time Management tips for Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a blogger, literary writer, or marketer, my guess is you’re pretty busy.

Although guest author Rintu Biswas directs his tips to business people, his 17 time management tips for entrepreneurs are valuable for everyone.

17 Essential Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

by Rintu Biswas

 

Time management is a crucial aspect of entrepreneurship. Without a tactical approach, it’s impossible to get all the tasks done within the stipulated deadline.

Want to know the best time management tips for your business?

Here are 17 effective time management tips and tricks for you to get started!

#1 Have A Positive Approach

In the contemporary market, business owners are flooded with too much of a workload.

Sounds critical, isn’t it?

Well, you don’t need to worry!

By remaining confident, you can free up your mind from unnecessary anxiety. Use your positivity as a driving force for your business growth.

#2 Set Goals

Realistic goals are essential for achieving business success.

Before committing yourself to any business project, learn to visualize things in advance. The more you realize what it takes to reach the goal, the more likely you are to perform things within a limited time frame.

#3 Be Organized

Running a business requires organized methods for the management of several crucial aspects like:

  • business documents
  • list of contacts
  • progress tracking records

Sort out everything systematically, and find ways to make everything available without wasting valuable time.

#4 Schedule Everything!

Scheduling is the art of planning your activities in accordance with the timeframe. It helps you manage:

  • periodical activities
  • To-Do List
  • business calendar
  • phone calls, meetings, and events

Keep a track of your activities and pay heed to schedule management on a regular basis.

#5 Prioritize Your Tasks

Prioritizing techniques can save your time and energy substantially.

Identify tasks that need to be performed on an urgent basis and proceed with the rest in a sequential pattern. Eventually, you will be closer to meet your goals in due course of time.

#6 Focus on The Task at Hand

For entrepreneurs, the BIG question is:

How to perform things accurately?

You need to prioritize your tasks and concentrate solely upon the task at hand. This is a good way to avoid errors and complete all tasks without any delay.

#7 Delegate to the Experts

Not all the tasks require your direct attention.

There are many routine tasks that you can outsource to the skilled virtual assistants. VAs can help you manage:

  • drafting messages
  • organizing business files
  • making business calls
  • scheduling appointments
  • billing and much more!

#8 Perform A Time Audit

Time-pressure hinders creativity!

Time tracking will ensure the accomplishment of allocated projects within deadline. Additionally, time audit will provide you a better idea on how to manage your time effectively.

#9 Analyse the Processes More Closely

Process modifications are necessary to get an edge over your competitors. With a well-tested set of operational steps, you can –

  • study the market thoroughly
  • analyze the existing strategies and formulate new ones

#10 Face Difficult Tasks at Your Peak

It’s best to face the most challenging tasks at your peak.

Thinking why so?

It’s because difficult things seek the utmost engagement!

If you resolve tough things earlier, your mind will be stress-free. Thus, you can make more time to perform other tasks at hand.

#11 Reconnect with Your “Why”

As an entrepreneur, you must revisit the core business ideas on a regular basis. It helps to maneuver the guidelines set for business growth.

Having a clarity with your “WHY” will help you remain on the right track.

#12 Make Better Initial Decisions

In the early phases, you’ll find more room for improvisations.

Once things start to come your way, it becomes harder to bring forth amendments. Avoid confusions in the later stages and save your crucial time.

#13 Get an Early Start

Studies show that most people remain proactive during the morning.

It’s better to rise early and start afresh. Thus, you’ll get more time to deal with the daily workload.

#14 Reduce Distractions

Wearing too many hats?

It’s time to declutter your brain from unwanted distractions.

Only do things which are important for the moment.

#15 Eliminate the Non-Essential

According to the 80/20 rule, 20% of customers drive 80% of revenues. So, stop wasting time in the less important segments and focus more on the core activities.

While dealing with multiple aspects, be aware of the most relevant aspects of your business.

#16 Take Time to Pause and Think

Consider your business venture as a learning process. As you deal with new projects and meet business leaders, you get to learn many things.

Take a break from your busy schedule and strategize for further implementations.

#17 It’s All About Mind Management

Your approach is the ultimate driving force that can fetch best outcomes.

Want to know the BEST part?

If you remain passionate about your work, things will eventually get resolved in due course of time.

 

Infographic by: MyTasker

Now:

As you’ve gone through the above-mentioned time management tips for entrepreneurs, it’s high time to implement those into your fundamental blueprint.

 

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Author bio: Rintu Biswas is an SEO expert & Content Marketer since 2011. He is extremely passionate about his work. He always tries to do some new experiment in SEO. You can follow him on Twitter.

Host blogger’s comments:

Readers, please share so others know about these effective time-management techniques.

What productivity strategies do you use? What time-saving tips can you share? I look forward to your suggestions in the comments section.

Related:

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How to Work Smarter & Not Harder: 6 Time Management Tips

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  1. Lea | at 10:41 am

    Thank you for this list!! It seems like common sense but I certainly needed the reminder on a few things. Setting goals, positive approach, and focusing on the task at hand.

    If all goes well I’ll start my blog at the end of this year. While I’m practicing patience I’m taking the time to learn as much as I can (I know that is ongoing.) I’m such a novice and have never had a blog before. You are a wealth of knowledge.

    Thanks again.

  2. Amrita a | at 8:46 pm

    Time audit and mind management I am trying soon.It’s highly needed .I think I can do more with my time.Thank you for this great reminder.

  3. Katina Davenport | at 5:28 pm

    Hi Janice

    I have so much to do in a day as I teach my children at home and blog. I’m stretched thin but make it work well. I have planners and organizers. I’ve never been a planner until my daily tasks got complicated. Yes…I use a planner to write everything. It helps. I’m not at the point of delegating to a VA just yet. But I’m definitely looking tasks I can outsource in the future.

  4. Juan Allen | at 11:05 pm

    Yes, we human beings are mortals and hence, we should utilize our time in the most productive way, so that we can receive the most from every slot. Time management helps an entrepreneur to do more work in less time and I think it is very essential in order to become an affluent entrepreneur. The most important thing is he should track his time efficaciously, so that, he can make the most out of every hour. In fact, an entrepreneur should be creative, else he can not make hour gainful. For example- if someone is having 5 hours to cut down a tree, then first he should spend 3 hours to whet his axe, so that he can cut down the tree easily in rest 2 hours. Like this, an entrepreneur should make a layout of a day, by which he can make his every day bankable.

    • Janice Wald | at 5:40 pm

      Hi Juan,
      Thanks so much for your detailed comments. I especially loved the tree analogy. It fits.
      How to do more in less time? I am actually blogging about that very topic this Sunday– 31 free blogging tools.
      Janice

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