Usually, the beginning of the new year is slow for businesses. Since the New Year falls on a Tuesday, it's likely that people are on vacation, the office is desoliate, and no one is calling to ask for something. It's a great time to get these ten things done to start the year off right. 10 Things to do right now for Your Small Business 1. Get your receipts in order. Create categories that you use in your bank register so you can reach your receipt quickly if you have questions. 2. Go … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Should Do Right Now to Start the New Year Off Right
Small Business Productivity Tips Archive Page
Welcome to our Small Business Productivity Tips archive page to help you and your business streamline processes. Read the archive posts for tips to use in your business.
Managing my time has become an art form. It has taken over 20 years and is still a work in progress. I have been able to control my time to the 15-minute time slot. It wasn't an easy road though. It took time and focus on keeping me on schedule. Keep in mind that I do not have a strict plan. That is the point of being self-employed, isn't it? I can adjust my schedule as needs arise. I also have clients that are flexible with me and only have a few on-site clients that need me there a few … [Read more...] about Questions I Ask Myself When Managing My Time
As a small business grows, we tend to adapt our current procedures to our new larger company. However, this thought may not work because larger companies work differently than smaller companies. For example, the invoicing process will need to change and take more time if you don't update the system when you have more clients to invoice. A solution to this issue is to use a software package, like QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online, instead of invoicing with Microsoft Word document … [Read more...] about Questions to Make Your Office More Organized When Business Grows
Being self-employed has its ups and downs, I enjoy making my schedule and being able to move tasks around when other activities come up. Though, I don't like having to decide what to do and what not to do. I would like someone else, or a client determines what I need to do next. This part often involves trial and error to get the most productive schedule for me, and I bet, you experience this as well. To help me, and you set our schedule more efficiently and stay on track, here are some tasks to … [Read more...] about Ways to Make Your Small Business Calendar More Effective
Let me ask you this question, after having a hard day working in your small business, what do you do to wind down? Do you have particular things you like to do that support your health and wellbeing? We all have different routines we do to help us wind down after work. Some people play games on XBox or online, others watch videos, some listen to music, some read books, other listen to books, some watch TV, some eat, and some do exercise. With more and more people having smartphones, it is … [Read more...] about 3 Free Apps To Wind Down Quickly
We have lots of tasks to do during the workday as small business owners. From answering phones, speaking with customers to designing new layouts, doing payroll, and writing invoices, our days are full of mindless tasks and mentally challenging ones. So how can we remember all of it? Below are some tips on how to remember tasks at work to make your day more productive: 6 Tasks to Improve your productivity Make the device's calendar your best friend. Add appointments to the calendar and … [Read more...] about How To Remember Tasks At Work
Happy Thanksgiving! This week, we will be taking a break from small business tips. We hope your Thanksgiving is relaxing and joy-filled and may the good times outweigh the bad ones in your business life. Thank you for support Sabrina's Admin Services. If you are looking for some small business tips, check out the recent posts below. 7 Ways to Speed Up Bookkeeping Tasks for Startup Solopreneurs How to create checklist or procedure lists to improve productivity in your … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving!
While sitting in your office, have you tried to focus on a task and just couldn't stop being distracted? As a small business owner, staying focused on the task at hand is not easy. We wear many hats and it can be overwhelming when it's just you doing the work day in and day out. I truly believe that it is possible to be effective in your day to day tasks. Here are tips on how to stay focused to help you successfully manage your small business. How to stay focused at work Eat a healthy meal … [Read more...] about How to Stay Focused In Your Small Business
Many small businesses I work with have a home office. This space is used full time and sometimes used on a part-time basis. But, however long they use this space, it is important that it is a productive and efficient space for their small business. Here are ten home office hacks for better productivity in your small business: Find homes for all your "want and need to keep" papers. This could be papers that are on your desk for research, papers in your files for long term storage, and even … [Read more...] about 10 Home Office Hacks For Better Productivity In Your Small Business