Deborah Mitchell is the founder and CEO at Deborah Mitchell Associates and when you are an entrepreneur, there is always something to do when it comes to starting and running a business. For the new year, her goal is to be better at prioritising her time and here below she draws up a few tried-and-true actions which can be implemented every day to enable us to become a better entrepreneur this 2015.
1. Take time to focus on the day.
It’s hard to stay focused once the day gets started, so it is key to schedule a few minutes a day to just be quiet and focus on what needs to be done. Take time out to unplug and be still.
2. Review your goals of the day.
Think about and commit to paper or document digitally the goals you want to accomplish that day or in the next week by creating a to-do list. As you complete each task, mark it off the list. It’s a great way to see how much progress you make in a day, a week or a month.
3. Stay up to date on your industry.
While it is important to stay up to date on current events around the world, it is just as important to stay up to date on the current events in your industry. Read at least one article pertaining to your business. Follow a publication on Twitter so that its latest information comes up on your timeline. Subscribe to your industry’s publication, so if you don’t get to read it online, you will get it in the mail.
4. Use social media.
Check your website and all your social media buttons daily and make sure they are operating properly. Nothing is worse than a potential client trying to find you online and your site is down. If you have a blog, try to write anywhere from two to three times a week. This is a way for your customers to know your brand. Social media is an excellent way to promote and market your business and reach people both domestically and internationally. If you don’t know how to use social media, then consider hiring an individual or company to create a strategy and manage your brand’s social media.
5. Connect and reconnect to your network.
With everyone concentrating on staying connected via social media, it is good every once in a while to pick up the phone and say hello. Spend a few minutes on the phone setting up a time to meet for coffee or lunch. If you’ve been to conferences, met a few people and collected business cards, then reach out to those people again.
What about you? What do you do or what will you do every day to be a better entrepreneur? Let us know in the comment section below.
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