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As an entrepreneur, time can be one of your most precious assets. Effective time management involves planning the amount of time you spend on all of the tasks of running a business -- and your personal life -- to get things done in the most effective and productive manner.
You can improve your time management skills by using a range of tools and techniques used to accomplish specific tasks, projects and goals. Some of the elements of effective time management include creating a productive environment, setting of priorities and reducing distractions.
These single mothers, all of whom run successful companies, have learned critical lessons about building a business while raising a family.
If you want to capture investors attention or land that big client, you must shift your focus from seeming nice to being persistent.
If you can't get started because you need more time, money and helpful contacts, turn off the TV, do things on the cheap and meet some people.
Last year, Americans willfully neglected $52.4 billion worth of time-off benefits.
Apparently, it's possible.
Maybe you've figured out how to work uninterrupted. Now learn how to prioritize and allocate the right hours or minutes to tasks.
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Here is a short list of time-tracking apps to help you spend your time on what is most important.
Every entrepreneur knows what its like to have too much to do in too little time. Here is how to make the most of your week.
If you feel more comfortable keeping your day job while pursuing your business dream, follow these tips.
Sure, you can do it all, but why would you want to? It's relatively inexpensive to hire some outside help for these duties.
Know your customer's corporate culture and respect it. Do your homework and don't bypass gatekeepers or skip the ranks.
Poor time-tracking habits can cost your professional services company big money.
Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good.
Set up a routine and fly through the more mundane tasks so you can focus your attention on mission-critical endeavors.
A new study finds that entrepreneurs who start companies while still employed at their day jobs are a third less likely to fail.
Implementing strong client boundaries helps keep everyone focused.
You've most likely encountered them while conducting business: Those who just talk without taking actions. Here are some tips to deal with them.
Entrepreneurs are often caught in a bind trying to prioritize between personal health and the needs of their companies. Here are some tips on making everyday life less stressful.
Procrastinators, take note: As seductive as it often sounds, working under pressure probably isn't the best strategy for achieving stellar results.
Shed those extra email 'pounds' using the advice of two productivity experts.
Utilizing these strategies will allow you to achieve the maximum result with time to minutes or hours to spare.
Building a long-term, healthy and sustainable business isn't the result of magic, but understanding the importance of adapting and growing.
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