It may surprise you to know that multitasking, task switching or serial tasking as it is sometimes referred to, is not as efficient as you might think. If you want to consistently produce high quality work in less time then you need to embrace single tasking.
As we sign off on summer and head towards autumn and dare I mention Christmas, now is the time to tackle long To Do lists that have built up over the holidays. September is a key month to action those tasks we have been meaning to do and get your life admin organised.
Most businesses understand the importance of emails in their business marketing. Far from dying in the wake of social media emails are here for the foreseeable future. Email marketing has moved on a pace and if you’re serious about growing your business you need to be serious about slicing and dicing your data
Big lessons have been learnt about how we use our homes during lockdown. Multifunctional space that works harder for us needs to be the new norm. Houses for life after lockdown require different purposes dependent on the time of day or day of the week.
If you had a shed load of fun planned for the summer – Wimbledon, Chelsea Flower Show, Ascot, Henley, it has been been disappointing. Spending time in the great outdoors is a great way to catch up with mates whilst maintaining your distance.
Business partnerships have always been of importance to us at Buy Time. In our mind there is no better approach to providing the most diverse range of services than the famous saying “No man (or business) is an island” (John Donne). Now however it is more important then ever.
Hiring a virtual assistant during lockdown can empower your business productivity and organise your home life. With the ability to flex up and down to meet your business requirements they offer a cost effective solution without the financial burden of a permanent employee.
We are facing challenging times with uncertainties on how Coronavirus will impact our families, our lives and our businesses. Businesses are bracing themselves for staff shortages due to the illness spreading and increased numbers of people needing to self-isolate.
Juggling day care for your kids can add to the stress of general life. Although still in a minority there are some coworking spaces that have embraced the need for childcare. It’s a concept still in its infancy but for freelancers, part-timers and workers from home this could throw a life-line, both practically and financially.
Workplace stress is on the rise at an alarming rate and excessive workloads and tight deadlines are cited as one of the main causes. Running a small business is one of the most stressful things one can do and it’s vital to minimise the issues causing stress for you and your team.
Owning a small business should not mean kissing goodbye to holidays. Taking a break from work is essential for all of us. It’s good for your health, mental wellbeing and for your business too. A chance to recharge the batteries, make future plans and take time to see the business from a different perspective.