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Invest in Your Personal Productivity and Grow Your Business

Filed under Marketing, Office Space & Virtual Offices, Small Business, Venture Capital and Start Ups on August 16, 2011

The sad state of the economy hasn’t made it easy for the entrepreneur or small business owner to grow over the last couple of years. The winners in this environment are the ones that don’t give up and keep giving it all they’ve got. The problem is how to give all you’ve got. It’s not an issue of finding more hours in the day, it’s how to make yourself more productive.

Productivity is about focusing your efforts on the things that matter most, working on the things that only you can do, minimizing the interference by other issues and being in a work environment that allows this to happen.

If you are not using a virtual assistant or virtual office to relieve you of administrative burdens and the constant deluge of phone calls you should evaluate this as potentially one of the best things you can do to grow your business. Don’t just turn off your phone, you’ll miss opportunities and degrade you customer service. Let someone else do it and improve your service while increasing your productivity.

When meeting with clients and suppliers, is the environment condusive to getting the job done or is full of distractions? Meeting at Starbucks is going to insure you have a great cup of coffee, but not a successful business meeting. The environment can be noisy, crowded and certainly not a place to share confidential information. Definitely not a professional place to transact business and impress your clients. Look into hourly office and conference room rentals in order to project a professional presence and close more business.

These are just a couple of steps you can take that don’t cost a lot and make you more productive. You are your business’s most important asset. Make the most use out of your time as possible.

Richard Gabel

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