15 Productivity Tips to Help Small Business Entrepreneurs Succeed

1. Prioritize the Most Important Tasks

“Each day, make sure each team member is focusing their attention on the task that will move the needle the most for your business. That task should be the first thing that gets completed each workday. Keep chipping away at the most important tasks. Small businesses don’t have the resources available to get caught up doing noncritical tasks.” ~ Diana Goodwin, MarketBox

2. Leverage Your Flexibility

“Small businesses have a huge advantage in that they are nimble and can change quickly to adapt to market demand and trends with little to no consequences. Use this to your advantage. For example, as a small business, you don’t have to pick your niche from day one. You can allow niches to develop and then determine what strategy would be best to capitalize on the individual opportunities.” ~ Ryan Meghdies, Tastic Marketing Inc.

3. Ask Others How You Can Help

“The first inclination for small-business owners is to ask others to help their business succeed. Instead, ask others how you can help them. You will be surprised by how much you help your small business grow by asking others how you can help them first.” ~ Doug Bend, Bend Law Group, PC

4. Account for Everyone’s Time

“Account for everyone’s time. Create a timesheet on a website — we used Podio and are currently testing out Harvest — and ask for people to quantify the activities that they engage in during the day. Then you can identify which clients are going over their retainer, and which are well within the allotted amount. You can also find out how much time in-house tasks are taking.” ~ Duran Inci, Optimum7

5. Hire an Assistant

“I give my assistant free reign to schedule meetings and events for me so that it’s one less thing for me to think about. You’d be shocked with how much time I have saved by getting that one task off my plate. Small-business leaders don’t always hire an assistant, but it can be invaluable for increasing productivity.” ~ Jennifer A Barnes, Optima Office, Inc

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