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6 Small Business Owner Stress Management Tips

August 12, 2019

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As a small business owner, stress is a part of running your business. How you handle stress management has the potential to make or break your business operations.

The sooner you learn to manage your daily stressors the better off you and your business will be. Here are 6 tips to help decrease small business owner stress:


1. Reorganize

One of the very first steps towards stress management as a small business owner is to reorganize- your office, computer, paperwork, email inbox or anything else that may be causing you stress from being cluttered. By organizing and cleaning these things you can gain visibility into what you’ve done, what’s been started, and what needs finished.


2. Make a Plan

After you reorganize, prioritize tasks and make a plan. It’s no secret you have a lot of tasks, so you should have a prioritized list of what needs to be done. Here are some tips for making your plan:

  • Rank tasks from most to least important
  • Make a plan of how you’re going to accomplish the first few items on the list so you know how to get started
  • Try and complete one before going on to the next, which prevents starting on things and never finishing


3. Take a Break

If the thought of reorganizing and making plans is causing you more stress, take a short break. Do something that relaxes you for a few minutes like stepping out for some fresh air and taking a few minutes not to look at your phone or computer.

Stepping away for just 10 minutes can be calming and refreshing, and gets you ready to dive into your tasks with a clear, calm mind.


4. Utilize Technology

Technology is a valuable resource when it comes to stress management and automating your daily tasks. Utilizing integrated reporting systems help manage the financial aspect of your business by tracking and providing critical information to make more informed, data-driven business decisions.

Back office management systems make your life even easier with multiple management aspects. These systems integrate into your POS to help you automatically gather and organize ecommerce, inventory, vendor, employee, and customer information to save time and streamline management tasks.


5. Take Care of Yourself

Long days, early mornings, and late nights take a toll on small business owners. Don’t forget to take care of yourself by doing some of these simple things for stress management:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat regular, healthy meals
  • Get plenty of rest and sleep
  • Exercise, even a short walk helps


6. Ask for Help

You’re busy. Take tasks off your plate by asking for help and delegating some of your business tasks to other employees. For example, hiring a tech savvy college student can take items like social media management and scheduling meetings and appointments off your plate.

The old saying is true: two (or more!) heads are better than one. Your business can grow from asking for help and gaining ideas and insights from others.


Decrease your Stress

Being a small business owner or manager is stressful. However, with the right retail management solutions in place, you can decrease your overall level of stress.

Contact TallySoft today to discover how our technology solutions can help with small business owner stress management.


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