5 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Time Management for Your Business Here are five reasons why your business needs you to prioritize important tasks to grow.

By Brittany Bettini

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What's the most valuable thing in the world?

Now, if your answer was a materialistic one, you are wrong. Time is the one we are talking about. Ever wondered what the common difference between the business owners who succeed and those who fail is? The answer lies in successfully managing your time.

What is time management for business?

Believe me, feeling the pressure of running out of time on a deadline is a huge stress, especially when juggling several tasks in your business. That's where time management comes in to save your business.

Time management for your business includes prioritizing important tasks, designating time to complete those tasks and then committing to complete those tasks within that time frame.

Successful people multitask a lot, but they make sure to spend the bulk of their time on important tasks that are much more conducive to their business's success than dwindling on unimportant ones. Time management skills require discipline. They make you work smart instead of only working hard. You'll get more things done in less time for your business. That's the secret of success.

You may not have the motivation to change your routine or ways of working if you don't yet have a clear picture of how crucial time management is for your business.

Let's learn about five reasons why your business needs you to learn time management for its survival.

Related: Why Time Is Your Most Important Business Resource

1. Accomplish more in less

The first and foremost reason why your business needs your time management skills is that time is always in a limited supply. There are only 24 hours in a day. You have to make do in whatever time you get in a day.

Whether you have a business meeting or any specific task completion, all you have is a set amount of hours. Understanding that time is finite helps you understand its value more clearly. With time management, you can accomplish more in lesser time.

That makes you focus on important business meetings and marketing presentations more than other lesser tasks you can designate. That focus translates into a higher level of productivity for your business.

2. Better decision making

Most of the time, your business needs you to prioritize your tasks according to importance. With good time management skills, all of that can be a lot easier to manage.

Easier management of tasks relieves you of any work-related stress and makes you think clearly. It makes you focus on the tasks at hand much more efficiently.

With good time management you can develop better ideas, make wiser decisions and find solutions quickly for any stumbling blocks in your business.

3. More time for business expansion

Time management isn't only limited to handling your business more effectively and efficiently. It also gives you more time to learn something new and explore new ventures to help expand your business.

The extra time you will have at hand will give you opportunities to take your business forward, acquire new skills and look towards the horizon. The new endeavors will then provide you with even more prospects and potential growth.

Related: The #1 Secret to Amazing Time and Calendar Management

4. Relieving stress

Being able to manage your time efficiently directly impacts your health and business. Imagine facing fewer surprises, reducing the number of tight deadlines and eliminating the need to rush from one task to another all day long.

You can only garner peace of mind when you can manage your time well enough in your business. Being constantly busy to feel a little accomplished, but still never completing the tasks will take its toll on your mental health and deteriorate your decision-making skills.

That's why your business needs you to learn time management. You'll improve your ability to meet tight deadlines while staying calm and composed.

5. Increasing the quality of work and services

Working on a tight schedule with strict deadlines can severely hinder the quality of your work in your business. Did you ever come across a situation where a deadline was near, but you could have provided much higher quality work had you been given a little more time?

Imagine giving a presentation to somebody about an important business proposition, but missing a few crucial points and questions due to mental stress and unavailability of time. That's where your time management skills will help your business. If you are planning and managing the time constraints wisely, you will focus more on certain tasks without taking stress. That will, in turn, increase the quality of your output.

Related: 6 Great Time-Management Apps and Tips That Boost Productivity


Your business needs you — not an ordinary you, but you at your best. To give it your best, start excelling at time management. Figure out where you are losing time. Ensure that you prioritize your tasks as per their importance, which will help you make the biggest progress toward your ultimate goal: expanding and growing your business.

Remember one thing, your time management skills won't take your time. They will make time for you instead. They will allow you to do more in a shorter time.

You will start seeing the positive impact on your business in no time. Your work quality will improve. You will roam around stress-free and focus more on newer and bigger opportunities efficiently. You will feel that only now you have positioned yourself to succeed.

Brittany Bettini

CEO of Bettini Financial Solutions

Brittany Bettini is a business and financial literacy expert, speaker and educator. As a domestic violence survivor, Bettini helps women and children across the country rebuild their financial foundations after experiencing trauma and hardship.

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