Small teams need to get stuff done, too.
It’s difficult to admit that your business may not be running as smoothly as possible. Whether it’s just yourself operating out of your own home or a gaggle of employees trying to meet the needs of an anxious consumer audience, it’s important to acknowledge when you might need to bring a new tool into the mix.
Life gets easier, after all, when you’re not alone in tackling your problems.
“You’ve got mail!”
Once upon a time, seeing the new shiny notification on your inbox made us feel happy and excited about having a magical electronic message. Since email surfaced to the mainstream in the 1970s, things have drastically changed.
Fast forward in 2018, we’re drowning in email. To have a productive day, what are the best email management tips?
Your employees are the backbone of your business.
No matter how innovative or unique your idea, without loyal workers you are not going to be able to run a successful business. The companies that grow are those that recognize their employees as their most important resource and treat them accordingly. High turnover has a negative impact from an economic perspective as well as on team morale.
As a business owner, you should be looking at retention strategies and focusing on ways that you can keep your employees happy enough to stay working at your company. If you do this, you are likely to retain top talent who can help your business grow.
More often than not, the word “deadline” is enough to generate rushes of panic and desperation in any work environment. Some people are able to work well under this type of pressure. Others, not so much:
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
– Douglas Adams
Still, there are several ways in which you can learn how to work on tight deadlines – and actually use them to be more productive.
The work day is equally defined by how much work a person can accomplish over a set course of time and by that chunk of time itself. From eight in the morning until five in the evening, or in any variation thereof, the folks who work for you have to see to it that they can complete the tasks that will keep the business afloat – and those hours pay off. Literally.
And still, punching the time clock is seen as one of those boring, unnecessary parts of the day. Why is it so difficult to convince the folks who work for you that their time is valuable enough to be recorded? How can you, as a small business owner, help them see the benefits of the practice?
I’ve been writing for the Timeneye blog for a couple of years, and if there’s one thing I learned, is this: blogging is hard.
A 2018 survey by CoSchedule showed that the majority marketers interviewed relied on blog posts. Producing high-quality, useful and engaging content requires a lot of energy and discipline. Researching, writing, refining, and promoting, take a lot of time.
Productivity is a matter of organization and focus. In order to get more things done in a day, you have to know exactly what you need to accomplish and have a clear plan of the things to do.
Things slip away, though, especially in the busiest days of the week. Heavy workloads can make us feel overwhelmed, besides it’s easy to lose track of the bigger picture if we work around the clock.
To avoid this, you could try a different approach by visualizing and organizing your work.
Before we let go of the last bits of summer, here’s what you should know about our latest update.
It’s a small update, but we think that it’ll make a big difference in the way users manage their time entries. And most importantly, it’ll save them tons of time.
We’ve just added some new options to the Entries list: now you can bulk edit, move or delete your entries. Let’s see how!
According to the latest study on time management, 63% of business owners work more than 50 hours per week. There are plenty of tools that can help you cut the time spent on work by optimizing tedious activities. Here’s our selection of time-saving solutions for the fastest growing businesses.