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Manage Your Business Before IT Manages You

by Ann Connor

Managing a Business

Managing a business is time consuming and often stressful. Exhaustion looms over the day and causes many business owners to allow their businesses to dictate their schedule, their mind, and even their life. Understanding how to properly manage your business before it manages you should be the number one focus before any other fundamentals can even be addressed.

Organization can help you to manage your schedule each day without error. Once all managerial tasks are categorized and easily accessible, less mistakes will be made. With less mistakes comes less stress. Upholding the duties left to the manager in a manner conducive to production, one can combat stress and focus on priorities.

Stay Prioritized

Staying prioritized is a must when trying to stay ahead of your business. Knowing how much time you have to accomplish each task while also knowing the order in which the tasks need to be finished. You have to make sure all the wheels are turning correctly in the well-oiled machine that is your business. To do this, one must have their priorities straight.

Taking on the business world unprepared can be a dangerous thing. The last thing you want to do is skip steps and cut corners because eventually this will reflect in your work. Failure rates are high in business and as such, it takes a strong will and determination to stay on the front lines and be successful. Hard work doesn’t have to be stressful nor does it have to overwhelm your entire agenda, it should become a staple in your daily routine. Once this routine is established, you know what you are up against and can focus more on what is important rather than what is intimidating. Keeping an open mind and simplifying the task and strategies at hand will only prove to assist in your success.

How do you prioritize your daily tasks?

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Sources:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2309757_manage-business.html

http://www.susansolovic.com/2013/05/managing-stress-for-small-business-success-fighting-the-enemy-within/

http://www.sba.gov/content/organization-management

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