Time is Money, 4 Tips to Mange Your Time
While Collections Plus is here to help you collect when one of your clients is not paying you, there are other ways your business may not be operating efficiently. Here are some tips from a recent article in Entrepreneur on how to better manage your time.
1. Your schedule can never be too organized.
You have to be accessible but with limits to avoid having your time usurped. This is why I run my day with my Microsoft Outlook calendar. Outlook (along with Mozilla’s Thunderbird and other competitors) allows users to create blackout times and dates to ensure meetings aren’t scheduled during certain time frames.
2. Utilize technology to make your phone your office.
These days, phones, tablets and laptops are capable of running most productivity and communication apps. Cloud-based DMS solutions such as eFileCabinet or docSTAR make transferring data between devices simple and keep you productive even on the go. Quickly accessing needed documents using our mobile app helps me stay on top of things when I’m on the road.
3. Find talented gatekeepers (virtual or otherwise).
If I had to name one secret to success, it is managing the workload by hiring talented people. Entrepreneurs wear many hats, but there’s no way one person can do everything. A team will always outperform a single person.
4. Hire a right-hand man or woman.
Despite all of these tools, I’d be lost without my capable and talented executive assistant. She keeps me organized and takes care of a lot of the details, acting as the administrator of my time. This helps me focus on issues that most need my attention.
As a business owner, you’ll struggle to take control of your time. There will always be something that needs your attention. Using technology to stay organized, and bringing professionals on board to fill gaps, frees you to focus on the most important factor in any business — customers.
If your business has any collections questions please do not hesitate to contact us at Collections Plus.