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Time Management Hacks for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

The lines between work and personal life can easily blur when you’re running your own business, which requires you to be available 24/7. 

It’s unsurprising then to see many entrepreneurs stretched thin, resulting in less productivity or burnout

Fortunately, there are time management hacks (spoiler: delegating tasks to an admin assistant) that can help you achieve more within the same amount of time – without overworking yourself. 

Let’s take a look. 

Importance of Efficient Time Management 

Importance of Efficient Time Management 

Time management is a crucial skill, especially for business owners. Here’s why: 

  • Increased Productivity. When you effectively manage your time, you can prioritise tasks, minimise distractions, and get more done in less time.
  • Improved Well-being. Effective time management also helps you feel more in control, translating to clearer thinking, better health, and a more sustainable work-life balance.
  • Maintaining Client Satisfaction. Time management also ensures that you can meet deadlines consistently, building client trust and credibility. 

Time Management Hacks 

Time Management Hacks

There are different kinds of time management hacks for business owners. These include:

Planning and Prioritisation

Planning and Prioritisation

You can also try the following to determine which tasks to work on and when: 

  • Time Blocking. You can start by dividing your day into specific time blocks, dedicating each to specific tasks. This way, you only focus on one task at a time.
  • Eisenhower Matrix. Another way is to categorise tasks based on urgency and importance. Start with the urgent and important tasks. Next, identify which tasks are less urgent but still important. Lastly, eliminate or delegate tasks that are neither urgent nor important.
  • The “Top 3” Method. As its name suggests, identify the three most important tasks you need to accomplish each day and focus on them. Once you’re done, move on to the others.

Focus and Efficiency 

Focus and Efficiency 

On the other hand, there are also time management hacks that can help you be more efficient. 

  • The Pomodoro Technique. This approach encourages you to work in focused 25-minute intervals with short breaks in between. This is ideal if you’re easily overwhelmed with difficult or time-consuming tasks.
  • Batch Similar Tasks. Another way is grouping similar tasks. For instance, focus on responding to emails first before returning phone calls. This helps you avoid going back and forth, improving overall efficiency.
  • Minimise Distractions. Your working environment plays a huge part in your productivity (or lack thereof). Thus, turn off notifications, find a quiet workplace, and silence your phone so you can give all your attention to the tasks at hand.

Leveraging Resources 

Leveraging Resources

Out of all the approaches above, many Australian SMEs and entrepreneurs consider outsourcing as one of the most practical time management hacks

By delegating certain tasks, they have more time to focus on product development, production, operations, and other core business functions. 

More importantly, they can achieve a healthy work-life balance, leading to better focus and more productivity in the workplace.  

Need some help with delegating? You’ve come to the right place!

For the last 16 years and counting, Remote Staff has been helping AU business owners delegate more tedious tasks with the help of Filipino remote workers

Whether you need an admin assistant to help you with administrative tasks or are planning to outsource accounting tasks to Filipino professionals, we’ve got you covered. 

Call us today or request a call back now.

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Syrine is studying law while working as a content writer. When she’s not writing or studying, she engages in tutoring, events planning, and social media browsing. In 2021, she published her book, Stellar Thoughts.

About The Author

Syrine is studying law while working as a content writer. When she’s not writing or studying, she engages in tutoring, events planning, and social media browsing. In 2021, she published her book, Stellar Thoughts.

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