5 steps to prioritising your tasks in order of monetary value

5 steps to prioritising your tasks in order of monetary value

You may like doing certain tasks for your business, or you may find them stressful and time-consuming. Either way, it’s a good idea to take stock of all of the tasks and activities that you do to see which ones are actually the most valuable to you in terms of monetary value. Which ones contribute to helping you achieve your business goals?

7 tips to keeping a work diary

7 tips to keeping a work diary

Whether you're a planner or not, or like to use technology to record everything or not, there are lots of ways to help you monitor your to-do list. Having a diary whether online or paper-based can be a really helpful, tangible way of keeping track of your day-to-day, weekly, and monthly tasks.

12 tips to managing a business within school run constraints

12 tips to managing a business within school run constraints

Running a business when you have children can encourage you to be inventive with the type of business you have. However, the fact often remains that the only time you have to work is while your children are at school or nursery. So how can you make the most of the limited time that you do have?

9 tips for coping with minor interruptions and distractions

9 tips for coping with minor interruptions and distractions

No matter how clear your plan for the day, it’s inevitable that you’re going to encounter minor or major interruptions and distractions at some point. It’s all too easy to let these take over your day. How can you deal with minor interruption and distractions and not let them take you away from what you want and need to accomplish that day?

Do you really need a face-to-face meeting?

Do you really need a face-to-face meeting?

Is a face-to-face meeting always the best way to go? Time is precious, and if you’re thinking of arranging a meeting, it might be helpful to consider alternatives and explore other options to help you make the most productive use of your valuable time.

8 tips for helping to eliminate social media procrastination

8 tips for helping to eliminate social media procrastination

How many hours of your day do you find yourself sucked into the social media world? You think you’ll just have a quick browse on Facebook, then LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube…and before you know it you’ve lost an hour or two. It’s so easy to do and keeping your social media open when you’re working just means that every time you get a notification, you feel compelled to read it – just in case! So how can you stop procrastinating and spend your time more productively?

Productivity and the art of delegation

Productivity and the art of delegation

As a business owner, it can often seem counter-productive to take time out to analyse the tasks and activities you spend your time on, and what value each of them holds to your business. I’d suggest that delegating tasks and activities to someone else would free up your valuable time and vastly increase your productivity.

10 reasons why you should hire a Virtual Assistant

10 reasons why you should hire a Virtual Assistant

If you own your own company and have no employees, or only a small number, then it can make perfect business sense to outsource some of the tasks that you struggle to find the time for, dislike, lack the necessary resource, skills, knowledge or confidence for. 

10 reasons why you should review and refresh your website

10 reasons why you should review and refresh your website

Your website is the main showcase for your business and it’s incredibly important not to forget about it. Even if you’re active on one of the many social media platforms, they cannot reflect as much of your business as a website can. Make a point of adding an action into your diary or calendar every couple of months to review and refresh your content.

8 practical tips to help you declutter your inbox

8 practical tips to help you declutter your inbox

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of emails in your inbox, it is going to take time to sort through them all but if you do it in manageable chunks; it’s honestly time well spent. And, in the long run, time saved beyond measure. Here are 8 practical tips to help you wrest back control of your inbox.

6 steps to a decluttered business

6 steps to a decluttered business

If your physical and virtual business space is a mess, you’ll spend valuable time wading through items that would be better off being re-named, re-housed, archived, or binned. It may feel like an onerous task and a time-consuming exercise to sort through everything, but I promise you that de-cluttering and organising can save you masses of time when you're looking for an important contract or vital travel document.

11 networking tips for any small business owner

11 networking tips for any small business owner

Networking can be daunting sometimes - what to wear, who to approach, what to say, how to find out if someone is a potential client, how to move from one person or group to the next without offending anyone. My most important tip is to smile, don't try to be the person you think others want to meet. Be genuine and the rest will follow!

Eight time-management and time-saving tips for busy people

Eight time-management and time-saving tips for busy people

Your day is manic from start to finish, and there aren’t enough hours in the day! Sound familiar? It’s all too easy to jump from one task to the next, and not take a time-out to focus on how you could save yourself some time in a typical working day. Make a quick cuppa and settle down for a few practical time-saving tips…