Are you tired of running the rat race? Spinning your wheels feeling like you are going no where in your business? With so many hats to wear while running your business organization is crucial to operate a successful business. So then why is it so hard to be organized for maximum productivity.
This weeks #HandmadeChat discusses just that and provides solutions to help stop spinning, spinning, spinning and going no where. Mary Humphrey, the owner of Annie’s Goat Hill Natural Soaps was the co-host for the evening!
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK YOU DO DAILY TO ENSURE YOUR BUSINESS RUNS SMOOTHLY?
Mary Humphrey shared: Planning. Plan ahead! Do not operate without a game-plan. Time is money.
Donna DeRosa shared: I always make to-do lists for the next day, week, etc.
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH TASKS TO PRIORITIZE WHEN THE LIST IS SO LONG?
Donna Maria Coles Johnson shared: For business, I generally prioritize the tasks that lead most directly to money
Mary Humphrey shared: Determine which tasks are vital to the successful operation of your business. Schedule (maximize) tasks by importance, i.e. production, website maintenance, newsletter, blog, social media.
HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR DAYS SO YOU CAN WORK *ON* YOUR BUSINESS INSTEAD OF *IN* IT?
Mary Humphrey shared: A decision has to be made from the beginning-how much time per week/day can you allot to your business. What tasks do you need to accomplish to keep your business in production? Most often it is not the fun tasks. Commitment to the most important tasks to successfully operate your business is key.
Maia shared: Make sure at least one of your daily tasks helps your biz with a long term goal so you keep the big pic in mind.
Alyssa Middleton shared: For me once I made the commitment that my biz was a priority, productivity and profits increased.
For the full conversation and transcripts you can download them here. Enjoy reading and don’t forget to join us for the next #HandmadeChat on Thursday, 7/26 at 8pm EST, where Melissa Rivera will co-host and chat it up about “Attracting Companies To Sponsor Your Website”.