34 Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs (by Experts)


Effective time management is important for anyone but is absolutely crucial for entrepreneurs.

Because entrepreneurs are ultimately responsible for every aspect of their business, allocating the right amount of time to the right tasks is critical to keeping your business running smoothly.

Better time management isn’t just about working harder, it’s about working smarter. Shopify asked 34 productivity experts to share their best time management tip. Use this list of techniques to experiment and find the strategies that make the most sense for you.

1. Take Advantage of Just-in-Time Learning

2. Prioritize and Delegate

3. Just Start

4. Re-frame Your Thinking

5. Use a Note Card System

6. Create a Priority Management System

7. Hire a Virtual Assistant

8. Pace Yourself

9. Reduce Your Cognitive Load

10. Take Time to Pause and Think

11. Build Unstructured Time Into Your Schedule

12. Divorce Your Computer

13. Do the Most Important Things in the Morning

14. If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Try to Fix It

15. Prioritize Tasks Using the ABCDE Method

16. Schedule Everything!

17. Use Your Calendar Religiously

18. Don’t Hyperschedule Yourself

19. Do the Simplest Task First

20. Look for Ways to Automate

21. Eliminate Your Least Productive Activities

22. Start Your Day Earlier Than Everyone Else

23. Perform a Time Audit

24. Use the Pomodoro Technique

25. Isolate Your Three Most Important Tasks

26. Time Management is All About Mind Management

27. Freely Allocate the Time You Need to Do a Task

28. Have a Productivity Routine You Follow Religiously

29. Find Out, Decide, or Do

30. Stop Thinking About It as “Time Management”

31. Do the Hardest Thing First

32. Use Eisenhower’s Urgency-Importance Matrix

33. Follow a System

34. Make Better Initial Decisions

These fantastic tips will help keep you on track and more importantly, keep you focused and feeling accomplished! You can read the full article here.