3 Major Business Management Tips
- Planning out social media and blog content 1+ months in advance
- Email management 1-2 times per day at most
- Sticking within defined business hours
When we're talking to clients, potential clients, and business friends, we continue to hear these three things as major struggles for small business owners. We wanted to break them down and make them more manageable for you! Today's post is a quickie but it's really important to have these three things under control!
Why plan social media / blog content 1+ month in advance?
This allows you to have a consistency, rhythm, and cohesiveness to your content. You don’t want to blog about “social media management” one month and then blog about “Pinterest management” the next! You’d want to do a month dedicated to social media management and then break it out by platform and do a post (or more) a week on each platform. Planning content in advance lets you see opportunities for deeper and more thoughtful content.
Why check email only 1-2 times per day?
Checking email too frequently can lead to a downward spiral of responding to client emails for 3-4 hours at a time and before you know it, you’ve missed half your to-do items for the day!
Why stick to defined business hours?
You’re a busy entrepreneur, which means you’ve probably got a lot on your plate. Maybe you have a day job or you’re in school, or maybe you’re a mom who has to balance entrepreneurship with child-related tasks and responsibilities. Either way, having defined business hours is important for you (so that you’re not working when you should be relaxing!) and for your clients (so they know the hours in the day that they can expect responses from you).
Now that you have a better understanding of these three elements, grab our six-page basic business guide below!