Saturday, 5 June 2010


Now that I have added breast feeding, extra washing and a load of other tasks to my day that come hand in hand with a new baby I have found the my approach to work is very piece-meal; 5 min here, 2 min there. What can you do in such a short space of time to still move your business forward? Quite a lot it seems! Read on for my Top 10 tips for jobs you can do in a minute that will benefit your business:

1. Add ten receipts to your accounting spreadsheet.
2. Take a look at your competitors site and see what they're doing well and what you're doing better.
3. Call a client and ask them how you're doing and if they have any recommendations.
4. Read and make a comment on a blog that your target market would read.
5. Drop some flyers or cards into a coffee shop or business that attracts your target maket.
6. Register your details on a business directory like
7. Contact someone who works in a complementary industry to you and offer a service swap. This could lead to referrals between you.
8. Answer a question on a forum that highlights your expertise.
9. Offer a prize of your product or services on your blog, on someone else's blog or on Twitter.
10. File and organise your paperwork for one minute.


  1. This is a great piece. I run my natural skincare business from home whilst looking after 2 pre-schoolers. Some good ideas here on how to fit more into the day. Looks like I've achieved number 4 already!


    (BTW, typing this while watching cbeebies with DD1)

  2. Gathering contacts on Twitter and Blogging is a great way to promote your business.

    CJ xx

  3. Nice post reading this took me a minute but definitely time for thought and a break from the washing up! Thanks Emma x