Four tips to complete your big project

As a business owner there may be times where your business acquires a new project or client that requires a lot of work. Although big projects are great for business because they guarantee consistent work, it's easy to fall behind due to the heightened workload and potential lack of resources.

Prioritising your tasks can be difficult, but it's important if you want to stay on schedule and more importantly stay productive.

Even with prioritisation it's still easy to feel stressed by it all, so we've sourced four tips that can help you stay focused and get your big project finished on time.

Stay organised

This tip may seem obvious. But rather than staring at your work and thinking to yourself 'where do I start', it's a good idea to map out what you need to do and how long it's going to take you to do it. In order to give yourself the best chance of finishing try and prioritise your big project wherever you can fit time in.

Allocate dedicated time

Once you map out a schedule on what tasks need to completed and the time expected to complete them your next steps should be to allocate yourself a set time to focus on the project.

Many SME owners work on a loose schedule and can work on a number of small tasks at any given time. However, it's easy to get distracted this way and lose sight of an important task that needs to be completed. Blocking out time in your diary allows you to identify tasks and deadlines, and ensures you get everything completed on time.

Outsource your smaller tasks

In order to stay focused on the work you have at hand it's vital that you prioritise your tasks and determine if there are any easier errands someone else can be completing for you. Even SMEs with few employees will get bigger clients from time-to-time, so it's vital you outsource where you can. 

If you don't want to make a new hire there are collaborative consumption movements that can help you source temporary workers for smaller tasks.

Isolate yourself

While it's not a good idea to isolate yourself from other work and emails too much, sometimes with a bigger project it can be beneficial to lock yourself away from employees or emails for even an hour. It's very easy to get distracted in a workspace so sometimes isolation is the only way you can guarantee complete focus.

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