Working for yourself can be both rewarding and challenging. On the one hand, you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want. But it can be challenging to stay focused and productive when there are so many distractions. This blog post will discuss some tips for managing your time and staying productive while working in your business. A study published in 2017 revealed that self-employed and small business owners spend 120 days a year on administrative tasks. That’s about 48% of their working year, working in their business and not on it. How can you increase your productivity if you work for yourself or run a small business?


Every self-employed freelancer or small business owner can relate to the feeling that there are not enough hours in the day. They are distracted by the behind-the-scenes admin task necessary to keep their business afloat. Entrepreneurs work hard to manage the administration work and deliver their products or services. One of the best ways to stay focused and productive is to have a dedicated workspace. Here are some ideas on how to increase your productivity.


  1. Designated Workspace


If you can, find a coworking space or rent an office space. Having a designated workspace will help you separate your work life from your home life. It will give you a place to focus on your work without distractions. Here at Capital Workspaces offer a professional environment that your business needs to stir away from distractions you may encounter at home.


  1. Set Regular Hours for your Business


It is also important to set regular hours and stick to them. When you know that you only have specific hours to work, you will be more likely to use your time wisely and get things done. Designating a workspace and setting regular hours for your business will help you be more productive and successful. For instance, Capital workspaces offer dedicated desks and private offices at monthly and Hourly rates. You can book with us the designated hour you want to work.


  1. Avoid multitasking


When you are working on your business, you need to focus on one task at a time and avoid multitasking. When you try to do too many things at once, you will not be able to give your full attention to any of them, and your work will suffer.


  1. Review your goals 


Setting goals is fundamental in business growth. You need to know what you want. Yet, your goals will likely change as you grow and achieve more. Reviewing your goals will help to keep you on track and ensure that you are always working towards something.


  1. Hold Meetings


If you have a team working with you on your business, it is essential to hold regular meetings. Holding meetings will help to ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goals. Meetings can also be an excellent opportunity to brainstorm new ideas and get feedback from your team. Here at Capital Workspaces, you can book our large or small conference room for your team meetings; and if your meeting is virtual, you have the option of renting our Zoom room.


By following these tips, you can start to work on your business instead of in it. Time management is an essential skill for any entrepreneur. These tips will help you be more productive and efficient and ultimately lead to better business growth. Coworking spaces can be a great way to create a productive environment for entrepreneurs. If you are looking for a workplace, come check out our Spring Valley and Bethesda, Maryland offices.