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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Organization and Profits

We all know some people (maybe ourselves) who just have a hard time finding things. The keys, cell phone, glasses, wallet, address book, note book, the car, etc.. They spend a significant amount of time searching for things, time that could be put to better use.

Some folks get distracted easier than most. Others may have a difficulty focusing. Some are thinking about a future meeting or event. Some may suffer from some form of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). No matter what the cause, these time-consuming activities could be hurting your business, and may need to be minimized, so this lost time and energy can be put to work on your business issues.

So if this is you or someone who works for you consider this:

Plan and prioritize the activities for each day. Use any and all planning tools you are comfortable with (e.g. mobile calendars, day planners).

Use productivity software wherever possible. A little training time with these tools can be invaluable.

Do not use tools that distract you from your goals. Take control here. Set a goal for the time to be spent on email, returning phone calls, etc.

Keep the office organized. If you can’t do it, find someone who can.

Delegate, delegate, delegate. Your time and energy should not be focused on things others can do. You are an entrepreneur.

How do you handle organization?

Steve Koenig, SCORE Counselor




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