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Ashley Stiven on How To Manage Multiple Businesses Without Stressing out Too Much

Ashley Stiven shares how to be successful when managing multiple businesses.

When starting your own business, you may not fully understand all of the little details and tasks that need to be done for success. However, if you already have a business and are thinking of running another, you understand just how time-consuming it can become. You will need to juggle the finances, marketing, hiring, etc., but multiplied by two, or more! Before you begin that journey, here are some things you need to know before deciding to run multiple businesses. 

Keep Notes

One of the best ways to remember something is to keep a note of it. The best way to remember something is to write it down, physically, which is why keeping a notebook with you at all times is key. You can have notes on the things that are brought up throughout the day for your business as well as records of all the people that you meet. If you prefer to do things digitally, there are numerous apps and sites that are designed for note-taking and list-making. 

Keep a Consistent Schedule

When you are creating a schedule for you and your businesses, you have to keep in mind that structure and routine are essential for success. Working with multiple companies and different groups of people can become messy if there is no structure. Keep a detailed calendar, which can be done online, that is easy to read and understand at a quick glance. When creating your schedule, carve out time for everything, including meetings, appointments, and free time. The more detailed your calendar, the better your chances are for following it and making the time for everything that is important. 

Use the Same Location to Lead to More Face Time

When creating multiple businesses, it will be better for you to keep their locations relatively close. You do not want to have to spend too much time travelling away from the other business. When you are able to have some face time with the other business, it can help you become more productive and successful. Technology is great for keeping you connected when you’re away, but the option to speak in person is always better as conversations will be more precise and can help build a team.

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