Small business owner tips: How to juggle multiple projects and stay sane
How to juggle multiple projects and keep your sanity
For small business owners, learning how to juggle multiple projects at once is key to keeping your sanity while still running a successful business. However, this is often easier said than done. How do you keep clients happy, deliver projects, execute marketing campaigns, stay active on social media and even remember to pay the phone bill, all at the same time? (Or, once you’ve mastered that, how do you do it all well?)
Here are a few tips for being an ultimate multitasker when it comes to running your small business:
1. Organize your email
Before your inbox builds up to unbearable numbers, take an hour or two at the beginning of each day to answer and organize your emails. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: the Mailbox app will change your life!
According to the website, Mailbox allows users to “quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash and scan entire conversations in a chat-like view,” making your email inbox manageable and more efficient.
2. Tackle unpleasant tasks first
Perhaps the best way to unburden your workday is to first tackle the task that you least want to do on your “to do” list. Getting your most unpleasant project out of the way not only shortens yours list, it frees much much-needed brain power to focus on other items instead of worrying about your least favorite one.
3. Prioritize your projects
The most essential way to juggle multiple projects for your small business is to prioritize, prioritize, prioritize! That may mean setting boundaries with demanding clients, or perhaps spending less time on certain tasks even when you could spend hours on them and still never be satisfied. Sit down at the beginning of your week and prioritize your upcoming obligations by urgency, and the rest of your week will be a little less stressful thanks to just a little organization.
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