Smart Time and Stress Management for Business Owners

Business owners know better than anyone how crucial good time management skills are. While the clock ticks, every moment not spent outsmarting your competition could result in them outsmarting you.

Owning a business means having a broad perspective and understanding your market from various angles. Given the difficulty and multitasking nature of being a business owner, it’s easy to see why many find themselves falling victim to occupational stress.

Fortunately, there are plenty of smart time and stress management tips that might help you along your entrepreneurial path to success. Being organized, being clear-headed, and trusting others with tasks can make a life-changing difference to your occupational stress load.

Make Use of To-Do Lists

You might think that if something’s important enough, you’ll surely remember to do it. However, don’t be surprised how often something crucial can slip your mind. This is especially true if you have more than one important thing to tend to. Keeping to-do lists close by ensures you’ll never forget to do a task. 

If you feel overwhelmed at the work week ahead of you, try making a larger list of all the things you hope to get done that week. Then, divide the tasks realistically between the days. Try not to clump too many big tasks into the same day. Be clever about your planning.

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

Creating a business requires a lot of passion, vision, and optimism. If you’re a small business owner and have managed to create something from scratch, be proud of that—you’re obviously skilled. The problem, however, can often be that business owners try to do absolutely everything on their own. They don’t trust others to handle matters properly. 

Delegating intelligently can make a world of difference to your daily workload and overall success as a business. Find out which tasks suit your skills the most and which you really can’t stand doing. Delegate the ones that aren’t for you. 

Always be sure to pick the right person to take over duties. You want someone who adds value to your work process rather than taking away from it. 

And don’t be afraid to contract out jobs that need specialized knowledge. If you’re wondering, “how do I start an LLC,” for example, you don’t need to do the legwork yourself. It might be a better choice to hire a formation service to help with the administrative load. 

Be Balanced

Keeping a healthy work-life balance is paramount to being successful in the long run. Unless you’re healthy and full of energy, you won’t be able to tackle the daily tasks of a business owner for long.

Eat a healthy nutritious diet and exercise regularly. Exercise helps you manage stress by pumping your body with endorphins, a feel-good chemical in the brain. You might consider going for a daily run or taking up an evening yoga class. 

On Your Way to Managing Time and Stress 

The stress business owners face is unique and very real. To succeed in the long run, it’s important to manage your time and stress wisely. Check out the Entrepreneur Social Club to meet other entrepreneurs who may be experiencing the same difficulties you are. 


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Strangers Becoming Friends, Friends Becoming Family on Thursday night, October 26, 2017, here in St. Petersburg, Florida, DTSP, at my world-class wedding and event space NOVA 535, the HQ for the ESC.

Strangers Becoming Friends, Friends Becoming Family

Strangers Becoming Friends, Friends Becoming Family

It’s a beautiful Thursday night, October 26, 2017, in my favorite city on earth, St. Petersburg, Florida. Here at my world-class wedding and event space NOVA 535, the HQ for the ESC.

I’m reminded each Thursday night during my Entrepreneur Social Club ™, of how much of a family of friends we’ve become. There are always new faces each week, of every shape, size, from every industry and ancestry. Those smart/wise enough to hang around eventually become family. Our Family. Of Entrepreneurs. Small Business owners, visionaries, “misfits”; those who are the round hole to a world of square pegs. And square we most certainly are not. Shown here is just one wonderful chunk of our family, Tony Michaelides with Chris Jenkins, Bill Cason and Kym Jenkins. Oh the laughs and moments we’ve shared over the years. So many magical moments, all because of ESC. (more…)

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Sunshine Grind Rain Rain Rinse and Repeat

During a week of much needed summer rain showers, we gathered like massive storm clouds once again, at our Entrepreneur Social Club (TM) headquarters, the historic DTSP venue NOVA 535. Our ESC weekly gathering can offer just the “sunlight and rain” we “wilted” business owners and Entrepreneurs need. Needed dearly after our hectic weeks to refresh, learn and grow. Tonight we saw many lovely, new faces, from all different industries, backgrounds and ancestries. Much of the fun and excitement of our gatherings is welcoming new people, with their unique stories, backgrounds and perspectives. Of course dinner, drinks and the afterparty party also offer us a chance to blow off the proverbial steam! So let’s call tonight’s story, from Thursday June 8, 2017, “Sunshine Grind Rain Rain Rinse and Repeat.”

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Are you Entrepreneur of the Year?

As a fellow Entrepreneur, we all know that the solutions to our world’s problems and challenges MUST come from us. We, Entrepreneurs, are the superheros that save the day. That solve the problem, whether it’s a small margin step forward or a game changing improvement like what the folks at Google have been doing. Wear a cloak or tights if you want to, that’s cool, and then get back to work. And make sure to join us at venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space in downtown St. Pete on Thursday nights for the Entrepreneur Social Club, where we drink, laugh and learn. 

Information below (and featured photo) is from the Website of EY – Ernst & Young

EY is calling for nominations for the 29th Annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, recognized as one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the country.  There is a firm deadline of Friday, March 6, 2015 for completed applications, with the Florida Awards gala scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate.

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