3 Essentials of Time Management

 

 

Time management is one of the most crucial elements for the success of a business enterprise. It helps you to achieve your goals without over stressing or working for unnecessarily long hours.

 

There are a number of time saving strategies that you can follow so that you can manage your time more effectively and achieve success. 

 

 

 

Planning 

 

Focus on planning your work efficiently as it is one of the most important tactics of effective time management. It is essential to prioritize your work based on the order of importance. Remember to keep a schedule and follow it strictly. Never let phone calls and emails distract you while you are working and attend to them only when you have completed the task at hand. Always remember to keep a tablet, diary or a planner to record appointments and other details. 

 

Prioritizing 

 

There are various methods to prioritize your work according to its importance or urgency to ensure you manage time in an effective manner. You need to categorize work according to its significance and business return it generates. The Eisenhower matrix is an excellent model for categorising tasks according to their importance and urgency.  

 

Delegating

 

One of the most effective ways that a business owner can manage time effectively is to delegate tasks or responsibilities appropriately. Delegation is essential if you want to succeed in your business and reduce stress. It is crucial to organize your business in a strategic manner. Categorize and separate tasks that are essential for your business growth. Decide which ones are best done by you, which ones can be done in conjunction with someone else and which can be completely outsourced or handed over to an employee.

As Richard Branson says, "You need to learn to delegate so that you can focus on the big picture." 

 

Effective time management is the essence of a successful business endeavour. Follow the three simple tips mentioned above to avoid stress and generate more income. 


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5 Reasons You Should Base Your Business on the Sunshine Coast

 

 

 

The Sunshine Coast is among the fastest growing regions in the country with a growth rate of 4.6%. It is quite difficult to find anyone living on the Sunshine Coast who wants to relocate.

 

Though some of the people may move away for a few years for travel, study or work, they often return to settle in the region for good. Interestingly, you will find many reasons to base your business on the Sunshine Coast. 

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Small-Business Time Wasters and How to Beat Them

Most small business owners site a desire for more freedom and flexibility of time as a motivation for starting their business.

 

It is ironic then, that many small business owners are more time poor than they ever were as employees, particularly if they are sole traders. 

 

Here are some common time wasters small business owners face every day and ways to overcome them.

 

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Why Our Hampers Fit a Minimalist Lifestyle

 

Minimalism is on the rise. While there are many misconceptions about minimalism it can be simply explained as

 

"... reassessment of your priorities so that you can strip away the excess stuff — the possessions and ideas and relationships and activities — that don’t bring value to your life."

 

From Minimalism Explained

 

Our gift hampers fit with a minimalist lifestyle. We keep our hampers simple, thoughtful and full of amazing Sunshine Coast Regional Produce. 

 

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Naturally Beautiful Noosa Heads

Noosa is famous both nationally and internationally as a desirable location to holiday (and live if you’re lucky!) and for good reason. It’s crowning glory is undoubtedly the actual headland itself, which was fortuitously designated a national park in 1939.  Covering an area of 454 ha this forested gem provides spectacular coastal scenery and at certain times of the year and weather conditions, spectacular surf. Clear turquoise water with secluded sandy bays provide idyllic protected swimming spots. 

 

Rocky outcrops with tidal fairy pools offer a better experience than any infinity pool! The sandstone gorge known as Hell’s Gates borders the pristine surf beach of Alexandria Bay. Continue south from there over the southern end of the Headland to finally descend onto North Sunshine Beach. On the way you will pass above yet another white sandy bay encompassed by forest, which is harder to get to and consequently often deserted. Outlying rock pools even contain coral!

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Ginger and Turmeric Salmon Curry

  • Sum Yung Guys is the brainchild and passion of 4 talented young chefs who have created a dining experience that highlights their passion for Asian cuisine and culture. The dining room exudes a warmth and energy that resembles the food they put on the plate. Their passion for excellence is evident in not only their food and beverages, but also in the service. Do yourself a favour and visit them at Duke Street, Sunshine Beach. You may need to book though! Word has spread!
    Recipe from Sum Yung Guys
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Reliable Ways to Turn Unhappy Customers into Loyal Fans

 

Running a business is not an easy task. It requires continuous effort to maintain long term relationships with your clients and attract new ones to enhance your business sales. Add to this that during this journey you will face some hurdles and likely, an unhappy customer.

 

Although you may have made all efforts to satisfy your customers, situations may arise where these efforts are not enough.

  

Here are some effective ways which you can use to turn your angry or unhappy customers into loyal fans.

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Gift Giving for Business – Why it’s a Win-Win

It is a fact, people love to receive gifts. Psychologists agree that the exchange of gifts assists in strengthening relationships. This fact applies to the corporate world as well.

 

Gifting expressive items to your clients lends a helping hand in highlighting your firm’s business objectives and identity. In addition, gifting also works as a token of gratitude and appreciation for people who have invested in your ideas and business.

 

Here are some more reasons why client gifting is imperative for your business (no matter how big or small it is).

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From Gift Baskets to Gift Hampers – the Evolution of Corporate Gifting

In days gone past, a gift ‘basket’ was virtually the only way a gift hamper was packaged.

 

Cane baskets of various sizes and quality, many resplendent with a large oval handle, were the expected and preferred packaging. Invariably these were presented in a layer of cellophane, usually tied on top with a large vertical ‘frill’ of cellophane, often much larger in dimensions than the hamper itself.

 

This no doubt made the gift look somewhat spectacular and certainly larger than life. Buyers liked the idea of giving a gift that looked so large and generous.

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8 Experiences not to miss in Noosa Hinterland

Most people associate the Sunshine Coast hinterland with the beautiful Blackall ranges, home to towns such as Montville and Maleny. 

However not far to the north is the less well known but just as beautiful Noosa Hinterland. Rolling green pasturelands, lakes, forests, quaint country towns, art galleries, cafes, farm gates, day spas, B&Bs, boutique breweries, walking and mountain bike trails …..  There really is something for everyone!

 

Noosa hinterland encompasses the country towns of Eumundi, Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran, Kin Kin and Boreen Point, each with their own charm and distinctive vibe. The area takes in Lakes Macdonald, Cooroibah and Cootharaba, which is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Noosa Everglades in the Great Sandy National Park. Mountain vistas such as Mt. Tinbeerwah or Mt. Cooroora provide stunning coastal and hinterland views.

 

You definitely would need at least a week to explore this area well, but here are some highlights you might like to experience.

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Feijoa Almond Cake

  • This light cake is perfect with a cup of tea on an Autumn afternoon - it's feijoa season now so, a perfect time to bake!
     
    Recipe from Hinterland Feijoas
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D'licious in Matters Magazine!

We're thrilled to be featured in Autumn 2018 "Matter's Magazine" out now and online!  

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What's Organic Food and Why Should you Eat it?

Organic foods are products that have been produced by approved methods of organic standards of ACOS (Australian Certified Organic Standard). 

 

The rulebook for organic products as stated by ACOS is a blend of national and international standards. Crops can be labelled organic only if the method of production does not include conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, use of chemicals, synthetic additives, bio engineering, ionizing and radiation. 

 

In the case of organic meat, poultry eggs and dairy products, it can be termed ‘organic’ only when these products are produced by animals that have not been given antibiotics or growth hormones or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). 

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