A successful small business isn’t built on a brilliant idea alone. It requires careful management, charting growth milestones and aligning everyday tasks to achieve these milestones. Business growth requires concentration, discipline and a few unorthodox business ideas. Every decision, however small impacts business growth, it may be a decision about finance, employee engagement, business road-map or daily tasks.
A typical day in the life of a startup CEO involves planning, communicating with stakeholders, checking in with employees, meeting with clients, developing strategies for growth and brainstorm on ways to improve the service or product MeetNotes works well for those who are looking to grow their business quickly. It helps save time by standardizing work processes, empowers teams to work together efficiently and get more work done. Here is how MeetNotes can help.
Watch the Clock
Time management skills are an important asset for small business owners. Start with tracking every single minute of your day and identify your biggest time-wasters. The most common time thieves are emails, meetings and correcting errors that arise due to non-adherence to standard process.
MeetNotes saves the time you spend juggling between emails, to-do lists and other management tools. You can create action items within your meeting and track their progress without a hassle. Your meetings become goal oriented, time bound and effective. Even before your meeting starts, create an agenda with your team, this will prevent the meeting from getting off track. Using MeetNotes custom templates you can standardize processes such as review meetings and onboarding new hires. This saves a ton of time that can be used for strategic thinking.
Remember to Follow-Up
In the bustle of a workday, we often forget what tasks have been assigned to whom and when they are due. We often forget to send follow-up emails. However, follow up is essential to keep the team on their toes and ensure that deadlines are honored. Repeated follow-up wastes a lot of time that could otherwise be spent on growing the business.
MeetNotes allows you to follow-up on a task while a meeting is underway. An email is sent to the concerned colleague requesting information. A dedicated action items page allows you to view assigned tasks, when they are due and if progress has been made. Work stays on track. Follow-up is easy and it doesn’t take up much time.
Plan Your Day
The daily plan is the fuel that powers your workday. The planning session need not be very long, but it must involve:
- A review of established goals
- Task prioritization
- Defining an agenda
MeetNotes sends you an email every day, listing all of your meetings and tasks that are due for that day and for the week. You can even view the agenda for each meeting. You can prepare for your meetings and prioritize tasks all from your inbox. You can quickly create a plan for the day with all this information and achieve your goals.
Document Every Discussion
We often forget what was discussed soon after leaving the meeting room. This leads to confusion and rework. The discussion that led to a decision disappears into oblivion adding to the chaos. Alternatives that were brought up and why a particular path was chosen fades from memory and discontent sets in.
With MeetNotes you can record discussions in every meeting and find it whenever confusion arises.You can also share the minutes with those who didn’t attend the meeting so that everyone stays updated. Even interactions with clients can be tagged and followed, so your team knows exactly what the client wants.
Empower Your Team
Creating a team that works together efficiently is no mean task. It becomes even more difficult when conducting a remote team meeting. Team members often work in isolation without understanding how they contribute to the organization’s goals.
MeetNotes enables you to interact with your team in a shared workspace. You can decide the agenda together and see what your colleagues are working on from the action items page. Advisors can setup and run great 1:1 and review meetings with pre-designed templates. Collaborating and working together will become the norm.
Overnight success in the business world is rare. They are usually backed by hard work, focused attention and a thirst to achieve success. Growing your business starts with eliminating time wasters, persistent follow-up, prioritizing work, honoring commitments and working collaboratively.