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Time Management: Tools To Help Small Business



Did you know February was Time Management month? That's the perfect chance to start your year off on the right foot. Therefore, take this time to review your business and find the problem areas that are taking up your time.


Good thing these tools work year-round to help you manage your time, and business, more optimally.


Now, what exactly is time management? Well, in simple terms proper time management gives power back to the person. It allows you to have better control over your time to better finish tasks, a better life/work balance, and improve productivity.

Well, in simple terms proper time management gives power back to the person. It allows you to have better control over your time to better finish tasks, a better life/work balance, and improve productivity.

Many business owners struggle in figuring out how to use their time efficiently. A big task is also understanding how long a project should take. At what point do you start prioritizing your priorities?


These tools and apps are meant to help you understand where you can find the time sinks in the day and become more productive. The internet is chock-full of distractions, and these can really affect a product or service.


RescueTime


A great tool to chart where your online time is spent! RescueTime works in the background of your device (computer, phone, tablet) and shows you automatically where your time is being utilized.


By tracking your time, you'll be able to really understand which sites you're spending the most time on, as well as apps. This tool is great for those social media addicts and YouTube fanatics.


There have been reviews of those who have realized that they spend too much time in their inbox, or in front of their computer per day.


Rescue Time is free to use but has paid options that can give detailed reports that narrow down problem areas. Coupled with the alarm feature that notifies the user when they've spent too much time on a task, Rescue Time becomes a great tool to use to organize your entire office.


Wunderlist/ Microsoft To Do


The ability to keep your to-do list connected across all devices is key in managing your time! This is what Wunderlist does best. They have taken the original daily planner into the future of connectivity.


Pairable with all of your devices, Wunderlist is able to help you focus on what matters to you. This tool helps you bridge the gap of having a work/life balance by helping you remember your responsibilities for the day.


The app lets you access your tasks at work, home, or on the move from client to client. With helpful reminders, you can always know whether you need to pick up groceries, or if you are meeting with a client at 2 pm.


With multiple different styles and customization features, you'll be able to choose the right theme that helps you stay on task the best! On May 6 Wunderlist will be re-branding as Microsoft To-Do, so keep an eye out for that.


Time Camp


Time Camp is perfect for businesses that are hired on as contract workers or freelancers. Combining the best worlds of a time tracker and payroll; Time Camp becomes an easy and free way for private contractors, freelancers, and paid-per-project workers to keep track of their billable hours and projects.


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