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Time Management for a Small Business Owner

Business Owner doing paperwork with employees in background

We get it, running a small business is hard work. It is a labor love, often resulting in the owner wearing multiple hats.

Having to cover multiple roles can lead to a never-ending laundry list of to-do items, and not enough hours in the day to check them all off. Since we can’t add more hours to the day we’ve pulled together five tips to help you maximize your time as a small business owner.


Each morning when you get into the office look at your to-do list and pick the most important items that you need to complete that day. Until they are completed try ignoring the other tasks.

Schedule time for interruptions.

It is almost impossible for a day to go by without interruptions from your current task. By scheduling time into your day to work on the things that pop up throughout the day you can be more efficient in dedicating your focus to the current task at hand.


Delegation is a great way to take some of the menial or less important tasks off your plate.  It also is a great way to show your employees that you are investing in them by training them to take on more responsibility. While it will take a little extra time investment up front, the end results will be well worth it.

Streamline finances.

As a business owner, every minute of your day has value. Streamlining your business’s finances through automated services can help save time and money.

Clock out.

Work life balance can be challenging as a small business owner. You need time away from your business to recharge. Make sure you take some time for you. Doing this will help ensure you don’t get burnt out and are at the top of your game when in the office.

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.