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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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.

Business-Boosting Gifts to Give Yourself for the Holidays

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.
6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs

6 Essential Time Savers for Overworked Young Entrepreneurs

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.
7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

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

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

Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
4 Cures for Chronic Procrastination

4 Cures for Chronic Procrastination

Expert tips to help you stop making excuses, increase productivity, and get things done.
Nouns, Verbs, Time Management and You

Nouns, Verbs, Time Management and You

Are your to-do lists filled with nouns or verbs? Here's how to work smarter.
4 Apps to Keep You On-Task and On-Time

4 Apps to Keep You On-Task and On-Time

These tools can help you optimize your time and stay productive.
Get More Done and Sleep Better at Night

Get More Done and Sleep Better at Night

When it's your business, turning off the day after you leave the office can be easier said than done. But knowing what's most important and recognizing your progress can help.
Simple Time Management Tips When You're Overwhelmed

Simple Time Management Tips When You're Overwhelmed

In this special 'Ask Entrepreneur' feature, entrepreneur Jen Groover provides tips on how to prioritize your schedule and get tasks accomplished.
How to Harness Your Brain's Secret Efficiency

How to Harness Your Brain's Secret Efficiency

Reap the rewards of your brain's organizational capabilities and regain control of your frenzied work day with these five tips.

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