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Time management

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.
 

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4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

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Making endless to-do lists can be counterproductive. Try sitting down with a pen and paper to do one of these writing exercises to help you refocus on what's most important to you and your business.
May 21, 2013 in Productivity
Richard Branson on Parenting and Work-Life Balance

Richard Branson on Parenting and Work-Life Balance

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Running your own business and raising a family often go hand-in-hand, but finding a balance can be challenging. Virgin's CEO on how he managed to raise two kids while building a business.
May 13, 2013 in Lifestyle

6 Tips for Building a Strong Founding Team

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Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on the value of putting together a strong team -- and how to keep it that way.
May 7, 2013 in Leadership
How to Transform Your Email into a Productivity Tool

How to Transform Your Email into a Productivity Tool

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Email is easily the biggest time waster in your day. But if approached the right way, it could actually make you more productive. Here are three tips to help you use your email to be more efficient at work.
May 2, 2013 in Productivity

What I Learned About Running a Startup From Econ 101

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Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on the theory of comparative advantage and how your startup would do well to learn about it.
April 30, 2013 in Business Management
5 Steps to Rescue Your Productivity When Days Go Bad

5 Steps to Rescue Your Productivity When Days Go Bad

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Your computer crashes, you spill coffee all over yourself and a client bails last-minute on your lunch meeting. Have no fear -- your day can still be salvaged. Here are five ways to stay productive in the face of daily disasters.
April 19, 2013 in Productivity
How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

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Don't feel pressured to file by April 15. If you're scrambling to get your taxes done this weekend, you might be better off filing for an extension. Here's how to do it the right way.
April 12, 2013 in Tax Center
Time Blocking: a Productivity Power Tool

Time Blocking: a Productivity Power Tool

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How to divide your time to become better focused and move your company forward faster.
April 8, 2013 in Productivity
When Is the Best Time to Write Your Business Plan?

When Is the Best Time to Write Your Business Plan?

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You don't need to drop everything to put together a business plan. Instead, it should be a constant work-in-progress. Here's how.
March 28, 2013 in Your Business Plan
5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

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Tips to help you gain the strength to focus and achieve your goals.
March 7, 2013 in Productivity
Video: Time Management Tips: What to Do If You Are Always LatePlay Video

Time Management Tips: What to Do If You Are Always Late (Video)

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The Esquire guy has some thoughts on tardiness.
March 1, 2013 in Managing Employees
How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

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With a busy startup schedule, it can be hard to devote any time to forging new relationships or even keeping old ones. Here's how to make time for the ones you love -- and yourself.
February 27, 2013 in Work/Life Balance
How to Train Your Brain to Multitask Effectively

How to Train Your Brain to Multitask Effectively

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Three techniques to help you overcome distractions and increase your productivity.
February 25, 2013 in Productivity

Is Your Brain in Overdrive? 3 Tips for Finding Focus

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Just as your computer can crash when you have too many programs open at once, multitasking too much can crush your ability to focus. Business coach Antonio Neves offers some tips for finding focus.
February 21, 2013 in How To Start a Business

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

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When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
February 18, 2013 in Profiles
No Time for Valentine's Day? 4 Love-Related Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

No Time for Valentine's Day? 4 Love-Related Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

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Plan a romantic evening or just let someone special know you're thinking about them -- all without putting down your smartphone.
February 14, 2013 in Apps & Software
3 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Productivity Secrets

3 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Productivity Secrets

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Grant Cardone, Angela Jia Kim and Amanda Steinberg on their best time management tips.
February 12, 2013 in Productivity
To-Do Lists Not Working? Try This Time-Management Alternative

To-Do Lists Not Working? Try This Time-Management Alternative

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Taking time to think about your ideal day can help you become much more productive and make your life more effective.
January 17, 2013 in Productivity
Time Starved? How to Keep Meetings Short

Time Starved? How to Keep Meetings Short

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Lengthy meetings can be the bane of ambitious business owners. Here's a plan for training employees to get to the point quickly and solve problems for you.
January 11, 2013 in Productivity
Free Apps to Help Keep Your Resolutions on Track

Free Apps to Help Keep Your Resolutions on Track

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From counting calories to streamlining your to-do list, we've found several apps to help you stay on track.
January 11, 2013 in Apps & Software

Business-Boosting Gifts to Give Yourself for the Holidays

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While giving yourself a watch or a new pair of jeans can make you look and feel good, a motivational book or even some nonfiction might give you some much-needed time to unwind.
December 25, 2012 in Business Management
6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs

6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs

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Here are some approaches to work that can help make the best use of your time and energy when you're starting or growing a business.
December 22, 2012 in Starting a Business
7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

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If you're prone to distraction, these techniques can help you refocus in as little as 60 seconds.
December 18, 2012 in Leadership

Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: 8 Tips for Cultivating Keen Employees

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Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
December 14, 2012 in Grow Your Business
4 Cures for Chronic Procrastination

4 Cures for Chronic Procrastination

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Expert tips to help you stop making excuses, increase productivity, and get things done.
December 7, 2012 in Productivity

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