Time Management

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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Email Game-Changer: How to Cut Your Inbox by 60 Percent

Email Game-Changer: How to Cut Your Inbox by 60 Percent

Being strategic about filters and how you respond to messages can drastically free up your time spent on email. Here's how one expert cut his inbox volume with a few simple steps.
Feeling Productive? 3 Ways to Get Even More Done

Feeling Productive? 3 Ways to Get Even More Done

Even on your most productive days, you could be doing things more efficiently. Here are three strategies to help you get there.
The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

Waking up earlier can make you more productive. Here is how to turn yourself into a morning person.
Productivity's Worst Enemy -- And How to Conquer It

Productivity's Worst Enemy -- And How to Conquer It

You've got so much on your plate that you wake in the middle of the night with 'to-dos' running through your mind. Take control of this anxiety and you'll get more done. Here's how.
The Surprisingly Simple Productivity Time Saver

The Surprisingly Simple Productivity Time Saver

Five easy steps to improve your focus and get more work done using a kitchen timer.
4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

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.
Richard Branson on Parenting and Work-Life Balance

Richard Branson on Parenting and Work-Life Balance

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.

6 Tips for Building a Strong Founding Team

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

How to Transform Your Email into a Productivity Tool

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.

What I Learned About Running a Startup From Econ 101

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

5 Steps to Rescue Your Productivity When Days Go Bad

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.
How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

How to Buy More Time on Your Taxes With an Extension

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.
Time Blocking: a Productivity Power Tool

Time Blocking: a Productivity Power Tool

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

When Is the Best Time to Write Your Business Plan?

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.
5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

5 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

Tips to help you gain the strength to focus and achieve your goals.
Time Management Tips: What to Do If You Are Always Late

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

The Esquire guy has some thoughts on tardiness.
How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

How to Have a Social Life as a Young Trep

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.
How to Train Your Brain to Multitask Effectively

How to Train Your Brain to Multitask Effectively

Three techniques to help you overcome distractions and increase your productivity.

Is Your Brain in Overdrive? 3 Tips for Finding Focus

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.

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

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.
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

Plan a romantic evening or just let someone special know you're thinking about them -- all without putting down your smartphone.
3 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Productivity Secrets

3 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Productivity Secrets

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

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

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

Time Starved? How to Keep Meetings Short

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.
Free Apps to Help Keep Your Resolutions on Track

Free Apps to Help Keep Your Resolutions on Track

From counting calories to streamlining your to-do list, we've found several apps to help you stay on track.

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