Running a business requires good command of resources, including time. As a business owner, you must be able to balance 24 hours of your day between personal responsibilities and core business operations. Inability to do so will reflect negatively towards the business’ performance. Here are four effective time-management strategies you should adapt and master if you are to run a successful business.

Prioritize Tasks

Creating lists is perhaps the simplest way to manage time wisely. In any given day, an entrepreneur encounters so many diverse tasks that require his or her attention. Prioritizing these tasks from the most important to the least enables you to strategically allot time and focus. Furthermore, knowing what you are supposed to do in the next 24 hours creates a more fluid and stress-free transition from one task to the next.

Capitalize On New Tech

Thanks to modern technology within society’s reach, entrepreneurs can still be productive while on the go. For instance, if you are expecting a long commute to your headquarters on a daily basis, why not download podcasts that talk about your industry or something relevant to your work. You can even do voice calls or video conferences with your team members while stuck in traffic or waiting for your cup of Joe.


If a business can outsource the right people in the right space, it can save a good amount of time and money. Startups and small businesses may not have the time, manpower or managerial attention to oversee different fundamental operations of an enterprise. Outsourcing frees these businesses from the dilemma while also giving them access to a more diverse talent pool from across the globe. Outsourcing can be a complex strategy to pull off. Getting some coaching from a professional firm like ActionCOACH makes strategy execution easier and more effective.

Declutter Your Workplace

It can be time-consuming, not to mention stressful, to work with too much stuff around you. Get rid of unneeded items such as the decades-old pile of paperwork, or those bulky storage cabinets that simply congest your workplace. Decluttering requires careful planning and experience to properly manage disposal of sensitive data and effectively tweak the work environment. Get some coaching from professionals at ActionCOACH on how to properly execute this strategy.

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