Daily BulletinDaily Bulletin

Business News

  • Written by News Company


Managing a small business is no easy feat. There is always something to be done, whether it is managing your staff, liaising with clients and customers or working on a new project, small business owners are always working hard. But the key to being a successful small business owner is to learn to be as productive as you possibly can in the workplace, so that your business continues to thrive.

  1. Prioritise harder tasks

If you want to be as productive as you can be, you need to do the harder stuff first to get it out of the way. Although most of us are prone to procrastination when a hard task is handed to us, it is better for you to ‘eat that frog’ and jump in to it, rather than putting it off and doing it later. This is because more important tasks often turn out better results than smaller, more menial tasks that are easier to complete. Once the hard stuff is done, then you will have more time to focus on the things that you want to do that are less important, so it is worth postponing short-term pleasure to achieve a long-term goal.

  1. Take regular breaks

When most people are completing an important task or a project, they think that they need to work for as long as the can without taking any breaks in between time. However, taking regularly scheduled breaks has actually been proven to increase productivity in people that are working on an important task. The Pomodoro Technique is a technique that is often used by students, entrepreneurs and business owners who want to be more productive, because it allows you to take a 5 minute break at 25 minute intervals. Now although this technique is not for everyone, taking regular breaks will help you to be more focused when you need to be because you are allowing yourself a few minutes to refresh. And if you do this every so often you will be able to continue to work for longer.

  1. Make use of your smartphone

These days, almost everyone has a smartphone on them at all times, so it would be crazy for you not use it as much as you can. Your smartphone is your best friend when you are a small business owner for many different reasons, so using it effectively is very important. Not only can you communicate with staff and clients whenever you need to via mobile phone, but you can also use it to help organise your life and schedule in regards to the business. 70 percent of individuals reported that they use a smartphone for work, as per OPPO data on smartphone statistics, so using your smartphone for business is a no-brainer. Whether you are after a phone something simple, that will remind you when you have your next meeting, or you are after something that offers more special features like a quality camera or 5G technology, there are smartphones available to suit you.

  1. Delegate what you can

Nobody expects you to do everything yourself when you are running a small business, so knowing when to delegate tasks that you can not do is important. This does not mean that you should let someone else look after the finances for the business or anything that is very important, but less important tasks should always be given to someone else to do whenever you can. It can be hard to relinquish control sometimes, especially if you have a certain way of doing things, but as a small business owner you have to look at the bigger picture. Allowing someone else to take care of a task that is less important, will allow you to spend more time on tasks that are more important and require more attention. So prioritising what you should be spending your time on is very important.

  1. Make a note of everything

You might think that you have a great memory and you don’t need to write everything down, but having a record of everything involved in the running of your business is essential. It is proven that physically writing something down helps you to remember things better, when compared to typing something out. However, these days not everyone likes to physically write everything that they need down on paper, so it is important to have a digital copy of anything that you may need, just in case something happens. If you do this, you will be able to stay organised and on top of everything that you need to do so that you don’t miss out on any important events or deadlines relating to the business.

Owning your own business can be a lot of work, so if you are not willing to do the hard yards, you’re probably in the wrong job. However, you don’t have to work hard all the time, you just have to learn to work smart. If you can learn how to work as smart as you can, you will be more productive in the workplace and your will be able to ensure your success in the business world.

HIV testing people who spit at police or health workers won't actually protect them

arrow_forward

In the wake of the Dyson Heydon allegations, here's how the legal profession can reform sexual harassment

arrow_forward

How To Find The Best Wedding Venues

arrow_forward

What Are Your Basic Rights as an Employee and a Job Candidate?

There is no denying that we are living in very difficult times where finding stable employment is not that easy. However, no matter how harsh the circumstances are, people should not withstand m...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Double the interest in eCommerce spaces from businesses after COVID-19 lockdown

Recent lockdown restrictions have emphasised the necessity of an eCommerce function in future-proofing retail businesses. Sydney-based co-working space, Workit Spaces, has seen double the amoun...

Steve Fletcher, National WHSQ Manager at Drake International - avatar Steve Fletcher, National WHSQ Manager at Drake International

Tips for Setting Up an E-Commerce Website

If you are fed up with the 9-5 daily grind and would like to make a living selling products online, setting up an e-commerce website might just be the answer. Many Australians have already freed t...

News Company - avatar News Company

Fifth Dimension: Identified as one of the world’s leading strategic consultancies

Sydney based consulting company, Fifth Dimension, has been recognised for its ground breaking work, receiving a place in the GreenBook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) Top 25 Strategic Consultancie...

Tess Sanders Lazarus - avatar Tess Sanders Lazarus

Understanding Your NextGen EHR System and Features

NextGen EHR (Electronic Health Records) systems can be rather confusing. However, they can offer the most powerful features and provide some of the most powerful solutions for your business’s EHR ne...

Rebecca Stuart - avatar Rebecca Stuart

SEO In A Time of COVID-19: A Life-Saver

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about a lot of uncertainty for everyone across the world. It has had one of the most devastating impacts on the day-to-day lives of many including business o...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer


The Conversation
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

Politics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

RAY HADLEY: Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, supposed to be on holidays. He's not. He's online. Prime Minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: G’day Ray. Certainly staying very close to every...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison Covid 19 update

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon, everyone. Today I’m joined by Professor Paul Murphy - sorry, Professor Paul Kelly. I’ve got Brendan Murphy still on the brain. You are not far from us, Brendan. B...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

FORDHAM: Thank you very much for talking to us. I know it's a difficult day for all of those Qantas workers. Look, they want to know in the short term, are you going to extend JobKeeper?   PRI...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison



News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion