Office Depot sponsored this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Moderately High Maintenance.
As a small business owner of three small businesses, I have had to learn how to manage my time really well. Some days certain tasks require more of my attention than others, but I have learned three keys ways that help me manage my time and run my businesses better. I have teamed up with Office Depot to share three ways to maximize time during your work day!
1. Batch Tasks
Studies have shown that if you dedicate a certain amount of time to a specific task that you will be able to complete it faster than multitasking. In my personal experience, I know that setting a timer and not deviating from a certain task until the timer goes off helps me focus completely. I know people who take this to the extreme and have certain days dedicated to each task, I personally only to focus for an hour at a time but task batching really helps me get a lot more done!
2. Outsource, Outsource, Outsource
I get a ton of questions in my inbox every week from new bloggers asking for advice. First, that is a huge question and I finally decided the most digestible and overarching piece of advice I can offer is to find what you love in your blog/ business and then outsource the rest. Don’t waste time learning how to troubleshoot every IT task or SEO if you hate it. There is absolutely no way that you can do everything in your business yourself, so figure out what you truly love and don’t sweat learning how to do the rest. This is why I love that Office Depot is helping with small businesses with their Workonomy™ Services. Whether you need business cards, IT support and setup, vinyl signs, software, payroll systems, printed marketing collateral … you get the picture. Office Depot associates are ready to listen to help you 1:1 with your business — exactly what you need when you need it. BOOM! Outsourcing HEAVEN.
3. Invest in the Right Tools
Have you ever been rushing around before a meeting and just need to print one thing for your presentation and then inevitably the computer and printer choose that precise moment not to communicate? The last time this happened to me, I SWORE to myself that I would invest in better equipment for the job. I recently got the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 Printer from Office Depot to test out. Y’all this thing is the best thing since sliced bread. It keeps the aforementioned scenario from happening with self-healing Wi-Fi that keeps you connected and enhanced security to maintain privacy and control. My other favorite feature is the HP Smart app that I can use to print documents directly from my phone.
No more receiving a contract, reading on my phone then having to open up the computer to print it. Efficiency at its finest. In addition to those features the HP OfficeJet also: color prints, copies, scans, faxes and has an auto 2-sided document feeder and voice-enabled printing. Get your own HP OfficeJet Printer here!
Y’all know that I wouldn’t share one of my favorite tools without sharing a great deal. Office Depot has recently collaborated with Alibaba to help you equip your business. When you spend $200 at Alibaba you can unlock $2,000 worth of discounts at Office Depot!
Office Depot sponsored this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.