Productivity Tips for Small Business Owners

When it comes to business or just life in general, productivity is essential—revenue increases when you figure how to be productive.

However, achieving the ideal level of productivity and efficiency can be tricky. Customers, staff, and everything in between makes up your small business. What is the best way to get the cogs and gears to move in the proper direction?

Here are a few productivity ideas to help you get more done:

Jot Down a To-Do List

Make a list of your tasks, prioritize them, and establish deadlines for them.

To-do lists provide structure and a strategy for you to follow. Fortunately, you can now carry your to-do list on your phone. Forgetting is no longer an excuse with digital to-do list applications. Choose a simple tool that allows you to share tasks with others, even if they don’t have an account.

Get Rid of What You Don’t Need

Essentialism is a way of thinking as well as a way of living. You eliminate distractions and can focus on your most important goals when you get rid of redundant items.

Never Stop Learning

People that are productive and successful never stop learning. Keeping up with the newest industry and technological developments necessitates continuous study and learning—a learning culture fuels productivity.

Take Breaks

Taking breaks boosts our productivity at work. They provide an opportunity to refocus. There are several ways to spend your breaks, but the activity you choose must provide you with energy.

For some, this may involve engaging in some physical exercise or consuming a nutritious snack. It might be meditating or socializing for others (but NOT on social media). So, the next time you’re feeling unproductive, take a break and consider recharging your energy!

Use Technology to Your Advantage

Productivity is influenced by various elements, including your mood, sleeping hours, health habits, stress, miscommunication, and time and task management.

Fortunately, you can use technology to your advantage. Several applications are available to help you, your business and your staff enhance productivity and efficiency.

Remind Yourself of the “Why” of Your Business

Motivate yourself and others regularly. Reminding yourself of why you began your business may increase your personal and team morale significantly. Consider your consumers and how you might make their life simpler. Maybe it’s your workers and their families who make a living by working for you.

Manage Your Energy

You must be in a favorable mental state and energized by healthy habits to increase your productivity. The following are some of the behaviors that will help you have more energy:

  • Healthy eating: A balanced diet and less junk food may significantly influence your energy and productivity.
  • Getting enough rest: Getting enough sleep can enhance your mood and your ability to concentrate.
  • Performing exercises: Consistent exercise improves your alertness and gives you an energy boost.

Develop Self-Discipline

Self-discipline is essential for achieving your objectives. You can’t keep focused if you don’t have self-control. Make a clear strategy, stick to it, and don’t give up on your ambitions. Without a doubt, the importance of establishing self-discipline will be reflected in your levels of productivity!

Here are some pointers on how to go about it:

  • Set concrete and clear objectives.
  • Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
  • Remove all temptations and diversions from your life.
  • Create accountability by sharing your goals with someone who will monitor your progress.

Get Rid of Distractions

Work is hard. There are a plethora of distractions available. And time is running out. – Hochschild, Adam

Several times a day, we are all diverted from our regular activities. Negative individuals, social media, smartphone notifications, and background noise are all examples.

To stay concentrated, you must eliminate distractions, which is not a simple task. The following are some suggestions for defeating them:

  • Plan, prioritize, and establish deadlines for your daily activities.
  • Turn off your smartphone and social media notifications.
  • Avoid having unplanned meetings or visits.
  • Convert your emails into tasks (use a task management tool to achieve this)
  • Get out of any noisy or unpleasant situations.
  • Avoid using your phone or texting.


Make these tips a habit, and your business is bound to succeed. Take it one step at a time, and you’ll get there.

About Charles Curry

Charles founded his Etsy shop Wall Decal Source in 2012. He opened his decal shop and decided to create a nursery decal for his sisters new baby. Funnily enough he published the decal as an item for sale on his Etsy shop and people really liked it. Well a few years later and his shop has been almost completely taken over by nursery wall decals. He must still be a kid at heart. As Charles tested and tried all sorts of methods to expand his shop he stumbled upon a few simple formulas for consistently growing Etsy sales and views.
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