Business management tools are software which help to manage your business, fix objectives and plan for change.
If you are a small business owner, you would be well advised to read as many books as possible on techniques to manage your business. You will probably find that the greatest challenge is the one that you least expected.
You may have expected to just be able to exercise your trade or provide your services, without considering all the roles you would have to take on.
Keeping work and life in balance
If you want to keep your business in proportion with the rest of your life, you will need to be organised.
We discuss methods for organising your time and priorities, analysing your activity, setting objectives and planning to bring desired outcomes into reality.
If you like the idea of seeing your business keep pace with your environment, then you should find some material of interest here.
Many thinking hats
The greatest challenge in management is to address the multitude of roles that business demands. This means defining them and getting them to work together to fulfil orders and generate future business.
Much of this is about determining and organising priorities to meet objectives. The best way to do this is to lay down tasks and determine the areas on which to focus.
Business Management Techniques
We discuss techniques such as:
- Mindmapping and brainstorming your situation
- Evernote as the central document library
- Systems Analysis using UML
- Getting Things Done
- A choice of project management method
- Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses (SWOT)
- Kepner Tregoe project definition and execution with Ayoa
- Working with Purpose and for enjoyment
Productionise and improve
The overall objective is to apply industrial techniques to productionise, make a profit and sustain business development. We hope that you find what you are looking for.