How was your 2014? Thanks to our great users, we had a strong one here at Webs, and we’re excited to continue to grow and improve in 2015!

The turn of the year is a good time to reflect on how you run your business and make any needed adjustments. In that spirit, we’ve put together a list of 5 Easy Rules you can follow in 2015 to set your business on a great path for growth in the New Year.

1. Keep a to-do list that actually gets done
Trello is a quick, easy, and visual way to create tasks and track their progress to completion.

It’s also simple to add other people or other employees to tasks and get notifications when tasks have been stagnant for a certain period of time so you know what to follow up on.

2. Automate Your accounting
Accounting. If you’re like me, the word alone makes you shudder. Also, it’s one of the easiest places for small businesses like yours to make mistakes and put your livelihood at risk.

So get rid of that risk by automating your accounting with a solution like Freshbooks, a cloud accounting service that saves its customers an average of 2 days each month.

Freshbooks offers a 30-day free trial (no credit card needed), so you can see if it makes sense for your business.

3. Hire help – it’s cheaper than you think
It’s easy to get distracted as a small business owner. Minor issues constantly come up and it may make sense for you to outsource them so you can stay focused on the things that only you are able to do for your business.

– Need a Temporary Employee? Try Wonolo
– Short on Groceries? Try Instacart (Free Delivery on Your First Order)
– Need Home Maintenance? Try HouseCall
– Tired of Doing Laundry? Try Washio

4. Take note…of everything
How many times in 2014 did you have a great idea that you simply forgot to follow up on? Well with Evernote, you can write down ideas and notes, collect articles and photos, and find these documents whenever you need them.

Better yet, Evernote syncs across all of your devices, so wherever inspiration strikes, you’ll be ready!

5. Manage your time efficiently
How much time do you think you lost in 2014 to inefficiency? Whether you were waiting on someone else to arrive, hanging around for a late delivery, or just spacing out a little, those lost hours mean lost dollars for your business.

In order to battle inefficiency, check out these tips on how to manage your time better in 2015 from Entrepreneur Magazine: 10 Tips to Better Manage Your Time

Our favorite tip:

“Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results.”

Hopefully these 5 easy rules will help you and your business get a strong start in 2015! Let us know which ones you plan to try and how they work out.

About the Author: Alex Mitchell is a Product Manager at Webs focused on Site Optimization, Internationalization, Localization, and all other –ations. Find more from Alex on Google+.

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    Jul 24, 2016 - 03:51 AM

    Hey Alex 🙂 time management is extremely important. Thanks for the tips!

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