5 Useful Tips on Project Management

If you're a busy entrepreneur or one that is just starting out, it is so important to have systems and a plan in place for when you're business takes off.  Here are 5 useful Tips on Project Managementthat every entrepreneur can benefit from.

1.  Organization – Let technology help you get and stay organized.  For example use:

  • EverNote to keep minutes from client meetings and store project documents
  • Word Templates to create client & edit documents such as contracts, business policies, client or prospect information forms.
  • Echo-sign to electronically deliver and sign contracts
  • DropBox for document storage that both you and your clients need access to

2.  Productivity– Need more time in your day?  Try these simple tips:

  • Use an online calendar such a iCal or Google.  You can easily synch calendars with your mobile devices so you can stay on top of your calendar when not in the office.
  • Create email folders to keep track of emails – don't leave them in your Inbox.  Once they're complete, move them to the appropriate folder.  This makes is easy for you to locate should you need it again.
  • Cut down on interruptions.  Turn off your phone, put Do Not Disturb on your door, close Skype & your email.  It is so easy to get distracted if you leave your email or Skype open.  Finish what you start!
  • Schedule time on your calendar to work on your own business and treat it like a business meeting!

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