So the final bank holiday Monday of the year is upon us, many people are away with school holidays, for some it is their peak season and for others the work life balance has just dissappeared. Are you losing your weekends and evenings to administration work and promotional activity.
Here we share 5 tips on redressing the balance:
Try to have dedicted business time with no other destractions, this could be Saturday morrning 9 – 10 so you can enjoy the rest of the day……it is then key to maximise this time so make a list of everything you realistically need to achieve. By crossing off some quick wins you will instantly feel better and more motivated.
Or pick one twitter network hour a week and alternate them rather than feeling you have to attend all of them.
Once you have the list think about your-
“Must haves” items that have to be done to keep things working such as invoicing, banking & promotions
“Should haves” things that make good practice e.g. meeting minutes, marketing plans
“Could haves” items that you would like in place but are not going to impact you negatively if not in place immedately
All too often we do things the way we always have without taking the time to see how it could be done better.
By mapping out what you do, you may spot opportunities to enhance it, alternatively consider asking for an outside view.
Dependent on your company size, it may be time to invest in an appropriate computer package. However, review these wisely before committing as they can sometimes create more work. The functions that a desktop office package can provide are often all you need its just about using them smartly.
Cast your mind back to why you set up in business, what were going to be the perceived benefits and are you reaping any of these.
When you enter into business you know its going to be challenging, no one can explain how the rollercoaster will go, but if you are now in a position that you need that outside support, why not give us a call to see if we can help.
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