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It's About Time

Time management tips for making the most of your busy days

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This story appears in the September 2000 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

We've all heard of 'Internet Time,' but I lived it," says Kevin Dykes, the 29-year-old founder of AllianceBuilder.com, an Austin, Texas-based Internet strategy and consulting firm. "Wasting time is the quickest path to failure in this industry."

Believe it or not, though, Dykes wasn't always so disciplined. Before he cofounded another company in 1999 called US Creative, he was a time-scattered freelance Web project manager. "Without a doubt, I was horrible at managing my time during the business day," Dykes admits. "Like many entrepreneurs, I would easily lose my focus and begin brainstorming and researching my own ideas. It led to some trying times."

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