5 Ways to Make Your Business Work for You

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Small Business Tips

If you are like most of us, chances are you are working in your business day after day without taking any time to work on your business itself. While it may seem like this is an impossible feat with all of the many business related tasks that you must complete each day; working on your business is an essential part of helping your business to grow and expand so that it can remain prosperous in the future.

Focus on Your Long Term Goals
– I have found that a good way to achieve this is to set an hour a day perhaps or one day a week which is solely for working on the business itself instead of working in the business.

It is easy to be overcome with the many tasks that are required to run a successful business, this is why it is so very important for you to make sure that you take the time out of your busy schedule in order to come up with some business strategies that will help you to improve your business and its future success.

Schedule Your Hours
– Another important tip that I am going to provide you with is not to allow yourself to become run down by putting in too many hours. Choose the hours that you would like to work, after all you are the owner of the business; and then stick to the hours that you have chosen.

If you are a morning person then choose morning hours if you are a night person then work during the evening. Work your business around your personal schedule and you will be able to enjoy your life without working 24/7.

Stay on Track
– Try to devote these scheduled hours to working without becoming caught up in any other tasks. If you can use this scheduled block of time to work on the essential tasks at hand without becoming sidetracked; you will be able to produce a lot more quality work within a short amount of time.

All of us are guilty of becoming sidetracked by other things such as coworkers, looking for that “lost” paperwork or even surfing the Internet. If you avoid any and all distractions during your scheduled work time you will be able to get a lot more done.

Pace Yourself
– Running a business is hard work that will often eat up your life if you let it. You need to be prepared to take it slow when starting a new business, you will not learn everything there is to know right away so take your time and pace yourself.

Starting a new business is similar to learning how to play piano chords; practice makes perfect. Take the time to learn as you go and you will eventually pick up the needed skills along the way.

For example, you wouldn’t sit down at a piano and expect to be able to play right away. You would first have to learn to read music for piano before you will be any good. The same goes for running a business.

It is essential that you take the time to do what you can to help your business grow. Set short term and long term goals for the business and make sure that everyone is on board with these goals. Most importantly do not get caught up in the day to day work so much that you lose sight of the business enterprise you have started.

Don’t Let Your Business Run You
– The best way to determine if you are running your business or if your business is running you is to analyze the way in which you are spending the majority of your time. You want to document all of your activities to determine if you are simply one of the workers, or if you are taking charge and focusing on the most important aspects of your business.

By carefully examining your actions you will be able to make changes where needed so that you do not allow your business to run you; instead, take charge and begin running your business!

Another important thing to keep in mind is the amount of unnecessary spending which may be taking place; too much spending that can make or break a business.

A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. -William Feather .

This is an important tip to keep in mind when it comes to running a business, trust me.

You need to be committed to your business; and put forth the effort that is needed to make it succeed to its fullest potential.

Napoleon Hill says it best – Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

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Article by James Martell

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  • Goa trip April 24, 2012, 3:48 am

    Everything is looking perfect and i am sure if we will apply these some important points on our business then no body can stop us to achieve new heights in our business.

  • Aasma April 24, 2012, 4:34 am

    Hi James,

    I think it’s really important to spend your sometime to think and create strategy about your business growth. If you keep working relentlessly without planning your goals then you certainly not going to achieve anything.

  • Laura April 24, 2012, 7:17 am

    “Don’t let the business run you” – this is a great advice and a rhetorical saying too. A lot of small business owners I know, especially startups, feel they are taken over by their responsibilities at times and get lost in details. The key is indeed to take a step aside and analyze whether you are on your path to reaching the long-term objectives or you begin to stray from it. Nice read!

  • Nanvy @ CRM Software Solutions April 25, 2012, 5:29 am

    I think scheduling your time (hours) is the main way that certainly work for your business. One should plan and manage these hours in order to grow your business.

  • Micro Qube April 25, 2012, 10:27 am

    Absolutely good tips for getting success in any business. I believe it will help everybody.

  • chinho80 April 26, 2012, 12:39 am

    hi, great tips for anyone to success in business. i hope it will help me on my blogging. i try to make some income from online blogging.

  • Ammara Wasim April 26, 2012, 5:32 am

    Hi James!
    From all ways that you have discussed here………… It is true that without being committed with your business you can’t get success.

  • eFree Webinars April 26, 2012, 12:49 pm

    Commitment is a must – yes. And focus is vital as well because you can be committed to several online ventures but be spreading yourself too thin in terms of time and energy. Thanks for the points.

  • Proxy Server April 29, 2012, 2:19 pm

    Main thing is “Schedule Your Hours”. Being owner you can work as many hours as you want. Also manage time, you are doing business for better life, so if your business kill all your time then you will never live better life. Very good post, thanks for sharing.

  • Sabrina April 30, 2012, 12:24 pm

    For me, put up a business you really want. This way, you’ll love taking care of it and you won’t get bored of it.

  • Roof Painting May 1, 2012, 11:31 pm

    Great advice.I will be dedicating a few hours a week to blogging.

  • sam July 6, 2012, 7:33 pm

    that awesome advice for the new ones

  • CNA online classes July 7, 2012, 8:35 am

    i want to add one more thingfor every business man, Just go back and think about your basics” thats it