As of 2018, there are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S. accounting for 58.9 million jobs in the country. It’s no secret that
small businesses are a crucial part of the U.S. economy and their success
should be important to us all.
Managing a small business comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Often times, simply deciding which goals or tasks to prioritize can be a full-time job in itself. As a small business owner, you are probably under a lot of pressure with little room for mistakes. It’s easy to become quickly overwhelmed when managing the million different moving parts of a business but the good news is there are ways to make managing a small business easier. Here are five of our best small business management tips for juggling day-to-day operations.
Tick, tock, tick tock. Time waits for no one.
So, instead of creating overwhelming to-do lists, identify the root of your
time management problem. Where are you spending most of your time? Can some
tasks be shifted to someone else on the team?
We all know that things can get a bit hectic – especially around the holidays. Balancing work, family, friends, and personal obligations combined with added holiday shopping, travel, events or family upheaval can be a lot on your plate! So, how can you stay organized during the busy holiday season – and in your life, in general? We’ve prepared a few tips for you to organize your hectic life successfully: (more…)
While delegation comes naturally for some of us, others may struggle with it. Delegation is assigning responsibility to others and can consist of breaking up a large project into smaller tasks. If you manage a team or are a leader in your area, it is likely that you already delegate tasks. Some tasks may be large and some may be small, but delegating tasks of all sizes takes practice. (more…)
Can you think of decisions that you make daily? Of course you can! Now, what about a routine that you have daily? This might be tougher. For some, having a daily routine is how they function. For others, a routine may be a new concept.
It’s Saturday evening and you’re sorting through work emails. Just ten minutes turns into just a half hour…or longer. What you’re really supposed to be doing is enjoying time with your family, spending the night with your friends, or just relaxing at home – but you still haven’t unplugged. (more…)
The saying, “It’s about quality, not quantity,” is something we have all heard hundreds of times, but do we practice it in our daily lives? No, I’m not referring to the project you are doing at your job or the clothes you buy, I am talking about the time you’re spending at home and at work. It’s not all about how much time you spend at home and at work, but how you spend that time. (more…)
Being able to leave your work at work is one thing when you physically leave the office and travel back home. Working remotely adds challenges as the lines between work and home can become blurred. Knowing that there is no right or wrong way to do this, there are a few things you can try to get you on the right path. It’s important to find the way that works for you! (more…)
Finding that you need more time in your day is a problem for almost everyone. I mean, come on, you get up early, work all day, hurry home to spend time with your family while making dinner and getting ready for what tomorrow may bring…and then there’s finding the time to get enough sleep?! Oh, and don’t forget about the gym – that’s supposed to fit in there, too.
It can be extremely overwhelming. That’s why we have put together a list of tips to help you fit all of your competing priorities into your crazy day. (more…)
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