Many people keep their full time job when they start a new business from home. Sometimes that is very practical. You can ease your way into things. You will not have to stress out about how your living expenses are going to get paid because your regular paycheck will usually take care of that. You will be able to take your time to grow your business. It can be quite a juggling act to balance the two. Here are some tips to help you balance being an employee and an entrepreneur.
Learn To Say NoDetails
For most business owners time is money. You make the most money when you can get a lot done in a short amount of time. Many small business owners struggle with finding enough time to do everything they need to get done. Read the rest of this post to find out how you can save time and be more productive.
#1 – Set a schedule and stick to it.
It’s tempting to stray from a set schedule when you work from home. After all, working from home means we have the freedom to set our own hours. Unfortunately, this can lead to reduced productivity.Details
For most small business owners, once the holidays come around it seems schedules and staying on task fly right out the window. Not only do you have your regular business tasks which may increase due to the holiday season, but family is often off work and out of school. There are also the holiday festivities, which means more preparation time. Is balance possible, or do you just throw up your arms and give into chaos? Don’t give up! Here’s how to balance your work schedule during the holidays.
Set realistic goalsDetails
Almost everyone needs or wants more money coming in, and with
this desire most would like to start some sort of extra income
producing project. The trouble is, not many of these people seem
able to fit “a second job” into their time schedules.
It’s true that most people are busy, but extra time for some sort
of home-based extra income producing project can almost always be
found. It may mean giving up or changing a few of your favorite
pastimes–such as having a couple of beers with the guys or
watching TV–but if you score big with your extra income project,
you will have all the time you want for doing whatever you what
I felt compelled to share this with you after reading this blog post: Dear Friend: Sorry. My heart says yes, but my schedule says no.
I hope you go and read his post after you read this. It is important to know what your limits are. I know we like to think that we can do everything. The reality is that there are only so many hours in a day. If you do not feel like you can give a certain task or project your best effort, you would be better off declining it. This keeps you from feeling overwhelmed and stressed all of the time.
Sometimes small business owners have to know when to say no. This is a very useful time management skill. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day for everything we want to do. Maybe you’ll have to have coffee with that potential client tomorrow. Remember you have to take care of the clients you already have. Another reason that you need to learn to say no is because you have to take care of your health. You certainly can’t make much money or do much networking if you get so sick that you wind up in a hospital. It will be hard at first, but after a while you’ll get the hang of it.Details
Are You Content With Your Time Management Skills? 7 Reasons Why You Must Have a To-Do List
Are you content with your time management skills? 7 Reasons Why You Must Have a To-Do List
by DeAnna Spencer
As an entrepreneur with ADHD, I often struggle with staying on task. One way I combat this is by making lists. This strategy can help people without ADHD stay on top of things as well. This article lists 7 things to remember about to-do lists. I know you’ve heard time and time again that you need to make lists. Here’s why it’s important to have a to do list.Details
By Rene Graeber
The Internet is taking over man’s normal way of living, so therefore when we consider time management, we must also consider the World Wide Web.
It used to be to manage time; we had to consider family, friends, work, and ourselves.
Now we have to consider emails, websites, advertising, marketing, and other key factors that are including in businesses today.
At one time in our lives, we went to work for eight hours and returned home.
Now we go to work and it is never determined what our workload will include.Details
This week’s time management tip
Write it down. I can’t tell you how many times I have missed an important event because I forgot to write it down.
Even if you have a pda, you still need to have a paper calendar. What if your pda gets fried or something happens to your hard drive?
Always write your schedule down. You’ll be more likely to remember what it is that you have to do that day.
Are you content with your online advertising expenses? Schedule a coaching session with DeAnna Spencer today. She’ll create an affordable online advertising plan for your business. Visit her small business website today for more information.Details