Authored By:  MARCUS TARRANT,  Managing Director,  Chartgantt.com

Abstract

A must read article for all Business Owners. Project Plans  Business Owners or founders are often time poor, and are multi-tasking, juggling many balls in the air at once. Project planning one of the leading ways to accelerate all the balls without letting any of them fall.  Most owners are very operationally focused, and cannot afford the time to plan the day, led alone the next week, month or year.  Once business managers have been exposed to the principles of planning, they are much better able to perform their daily work with significantly less stress..

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Tip 1 - Don't  focus on the short term

There are often so many short term issues confronting business owners and founders that they fail to improve their productivity and reduce their stress levels by planning.      Some times the only way to create a plan is to turn off the phone and get out of the office.   Take your head up from the detail and consider the longer term issues. Is Christmas Coming up, staff leave, 4th of July, these are key events that need early planning to ensure you deliver on your business promises and continue to prosper.

Tip 2 - Ensure you  work on your business as well as in it

Ensure you build the maximum value possible with the minimum amount of work by planning planning planning.   Without this many business owners find that they work hard all their life, but don't build a business of enduring value.   One of the keys to success in business is knowing where to allocate your time.   Start allocating time by scheduling in 2 hours per week for planning. You will find that this time has well and truly paid off within just a few weeks.

Tip 3 -   Find out how to reduce stress and deliver more every day

Owning a business is very stressful. There are often a large number of issues and topics to be considered every single day.   By planning things out you will find that you reduce the unknown element of your role. Having some certainty as to what you will do and when will significantly reduce stress levels. Chartgantt.com   You can start simply by writing a list of things to complete at the beginning of the day.   From there you can start to progress into formal project plans, known as Gantt Charts. Gantt charts help you to visualise and communicate your plans.

Tip 4 -  Also Consider the flexibility and power you will get from working in Excel

Once you start writing lists of task, you will find that MS Excel becomes one of your best friends.  Excel offers massive flexibility to business owners in planning.  Using a pre-built and prte-structured excel based planning tool could be one of the best investments in your business that you have ever made. Search in Google for Gantt Chart Excel, and you will be presented with a wide variety of options for creating fantastic plans, and making better use of your time.

Summary

Some  Business Owners find that  Most owners are very operationally focused, and cannot afford the time to plan the day, led alone the next week, month or year.  Once business managers have been exposed to the principles of planning, they are much better able to perform their daily work with significantly less stress.  To resolve this issue there are a number of key steps that can be taken.   the flexibility and power you will get from working in Excel    Start allocating time by scheduling in 2 hours per week for planning. You will find that this time has well and truly paid off within just a few weeks.   From there you can start to progress into formal project plans, known as Gantt Charts. Gantt charts help you to visualise and communicate your plans.   Search in Google for Gantt Chart Excel, and you will be presented with a wide variety of options for creating fantastic plans, and making better use of your time.

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MARCUS TARRANT

Managing Director

marcus.tarrant@missionhq.com.au

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