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One of the key reasons I became a small business owner is freedom. Freedom from a cubicle, freedom to choose when and where to work… and freedom to choose partners and clients I work with.
According to research by the Pew Foundation, 39 percent of entrepreneurs report experiencing “complete” job satisfaction versus 28 percent of those who work for a boss.
And yet, freedom does come with consequences. Most small business owners often wear many hats, and as a result can take on an overwhelming number of tasks and responsibilities. We often end up working more hours and have more stress than those who work for others.
Once we have our long-term strategic vision, how should we prioritize tasks and plan our day to maximize impact and productivity?
I’m currently running two very different businesses – a service-based business working with technology companies, and a product-based business in fashion. To keep myself sane, themes I focus on obsessively are Prioritizing and Outsourcing.
Here are a few examples: Read More→