The life of an entrepreneur is anything but calm. Most small business owners are kept busy from sun up to sun down, trying to squeeze the most out of each minute. The early years of running a small business typically entail being almost constantly short on time, money, and resources.
However, entrepreneurs find that the more organized they can be, the easier their tasks are to complete. So, in our effort to help the busy entrepreneur, below are our favorite ways to stay organized and keep a managed workload.
#1. Task Manager
While configuring a task manager may feel like more trouble than it is worth, you will most likely be pleasantly surprised. Apps and Chrome extensions like ClickUp, Todoist, and Any.Do can help you keep track of your to-do list while also instilling a sense of accomplishment each day.
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#3. SEO Help
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#4. Password Manager
Nobody has time for lost password forms. Avoid the hassle with a password manager. Our personal favorite is LastPass, but there are many others that will do the trick. Just be sure to safeguard access to your password manager – if you lose that password you may be out of luck.
#5. Virtual Assistant
If you feel like your day-to-day life is bogged down with paperwork and other administrative tasks, consider hiring a Virtual Assistant to help cut down on the time you spend in the office. There’s no sense responding to email all day when you could be out improving your business.
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#7. Established Goals
Whether you are looking at days, weeks, months, or years, be sure that you know what your goals are and exactly how you will achieve them. Clearly defined goals help you determine if you are on track or if you need to adjust your course.
#8. Multiple User Accounts
Remember that a good rule of thumb is to always create multiple user accounts for software, social media platforms, email, websites, and other digital tools. Your accounts will be more secure and you can place safeguards to prevent human/user errors.
#9. Social Media Manager
Who has time to Tweet six times a day? We don’t, which is why we use a social media manager to do the posting for us. Social media managers let you spend some time creating posts for the tool to post while you are busy working through your other important tasks. We love Falcon, Hootsuite, and Buffer, but any social media manager platform will do the trick.
#10. Keyword Lists
Don’t leave your content, social media, and SEO to chance. Invest some time into a master keyword sheet for easy reference when updating your website, blog, or social media feeds. Keeping up with one keyword list will help you focus your narrative and define your audience.
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