Time Management: Tools To Help Small Business
Updated: Jun 23
Did you know February was Time Management month? It'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 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 to figure 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 in the day and become more productive. The internet is chock-full of distractions, and these can affect a product or service.
A great tool to chart where you are spending your online time! RescueTime works in the background of your device (computer, phone, tablet) and automatically shows you where you utilize your time.
By tracking your time, you'll be able to 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 people who realized they spend too much time in their inbox or computer per day.
Rescue Time is free to use but has paid options to 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.
The ability to keep your to-do list connected across all devices is critical 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 can help you focus on what matters to you. This tool enables you to 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 meet with a client at 2 pm.
With multiple different styles and customization features, you'll be able to choose the suitable theme that helps you stay on task the best! On May 6, Wunderlist will be re-branding to Microsoft To-Do, so keep an eye out for that.
Time Camp is perfect for businesses that 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.