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Get your Business Organised seminar

Time management, goal setting, resourcefulness and record keeping are covered in this presentation from Small Business Victoria.

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Get your Business Organised seminar

  2. 2. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Welcome What will we cover today? Time management Goal setting Resourcefulness Record keeping
  3. 3. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Time Management What techniques can we use to best manage our time? Learn to say NO Identify and remove distractions Get the day off to a productive start
  4. 4. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Activity – Identify and Remove Distractions Identify the distractions in your workday (pages 2 - 3 of workbook) Develop strategies to remove/manage the top three distractions (pages 2 - 3 of workbook) Time available: 5 minutes
  5. 5. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Time Management Continued: Effective Diary Management Effective diary management techniques: ‘Chunking’ To Do lists Prioritising Delegating Efficient communication
  6. 6. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Activity – To Do List Thinking about the business tasks that you need to complete tomorrow, fill in the to do list on page 4 of your workbook Time available: 3 minutes
  7. 7. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Activity – Prioritise Your To Do List Using the information and example provided on pages 4 and 5 of your workbook, prioritise the tasks in your to do list Time available: 3 minutes
  8. 8. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED GOALS S Specific M Measurable A Achievable R Realistic T Time-bound Goals sharpen our focus on our business activities and clarify our direction Page 9
  9. 9. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED GOALS cont. In 1996, after 30 years of research into the effect of goal setting on performance, Edwin Locke at the University of Maryland found: the more explicit the goal, the more specifically it is carried out the more challenging the goal, the greater the achievement
  10. 10. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Activity – Create a SMART Goal Create your own SMART goal for your business or your life (pages 9 and 10 of workbook) Time available: 5 minutes
  11. 11. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Resourcefulness Identify your resources Leverage your networks “No one knows everything, everyone knows something, all knowledge resides in humanity” Pierre Levy 1997 Page 11
  12. 12. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Activity – Identify Resources Identify the resources that will help you to achieve your SMART goal (page 11 of workbook) Time available: 3 minutes
  13. 13. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Record Keeping Meet your taxation requirements Keep track of financial trends that will help you plan for the future Show the financial side of your business to lenders Improve customer service Page 13
  14. 14. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Record Keeping cont. Manual vs. electronic bookkeeping Setting up your filing systems
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Small Business Mentoring Service Business mentors help you to identify a clear direction for you and your business Business mentors can also advise you on how to: conduct market research price and/or cost your products or services develop an effective marketing strategy use other business management tools To arrange a session with a business mentor go to:
  16. 16. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Discussion and Questions Thank you for attending Visit for more workshop information