Business Growth Tips ¦003¦ Avoiding the Inevitable in Business

Amanda Holges talks about avoiding the inevitable things you hate in business, and three ways to deal with them.

Unless you are a VA, Secretary, Bookkeeper or accountant you didn’t set up your business due to your love of admin, invoices or paperwork. In fact, they could be the things that you try to put off and only do because – well it has to be done. But they are an inevitable part of business, so how can you deal with the things you hate in business better.
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Business Growth Tips ¦002¦ Business Planning

Amanda Holges gives you a simple way to Business Planning. No 10-page essays – just a concise plan of where you are heading, and what you want to achieve.

Does the thought of spending hours or days analysing your business just send you cold, and who knows what could happen in the next 5, 10, 15 years right?!!! You’re not sure what next month will look like.
Something easy but practical – perhaps visual – may be the tool you need to keep your focus on taking the right next steps for your business. Find out more about how to create a Business Plan with more focus in less time.
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Business Growth Tips ¦001¦ Juggling Priorities

Amanda Holges shows you 3 ways to help with juggling priorities in your business to get more control and feel less overwhelmed.

I know as a business owner it can become a juggle of priorities, each one baying for your valuable time. Instead of feeling in control of your day, or week, you are constantly firefighting what comes up and changing priorities. So I am going to give you 3 tips to help you get more control and feel less overwhelmed with all those priorities.
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#17 – Exercise v Creative Routine – The 21 Day Challenge

I knew if I was going to continue then I needed to add it into a part of my day when I was good at routine – first thing in the morning. If I left it until later I would find a host of reasons not to bother.

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Talking About the Money in Your Business

‘It reminded me of what a good system I have now and how I wouldn’t change. It’s about personal preference, and finding what works for you. What works for you might not work for someone else’.

Plenty of tips and methods to improve your own productivity using technology and simple changes in your day. Well worth a listen.

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Can your business support your personal desires?

If your Desire figure is £5000, but your industry only fits £25 per hour, then are you going to be able to work 50 billable hours per week plus admin time and get that number of clients? Does your business model fit the lifestyle you want to achieve?

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How working on tomorrow helps your today.

It is important to give things the right priority. Most things that come up during your day are merely distractions to your schedule and not true emergencies that should be acted on immediately. By using the ‘Do it tomorrow’ method you will always be working on scheduled and current work, creating a positive feeling of control and calm. A much better way to spend your time.

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Focus on your Business Success & Desires

Stop running at full speed on all those thoughts spinning through your head. It is not the best, or swiftest, way to what you want. That comes with a focus of knowing what you want to achieve and the most effective way to do so. The rest is just noise clouding your thoughts.

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I’m Frequently Found in Lay-bys

So how do I use my time when travelling around the glorious Kent countryside, to get added development in my day? – Why I find a good lay-by.

I have a great way to help improve my skills, that are inspirational, and have a good level of humour to boost an otherwise mundane commute.

Find a selection of suggestions at the end of this post.

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