Productivity SME Tips

5 Ways to Effectively Use Planners for Business Productivity

One of the best things entrepreneurs can invest their time in is learning how to become more productive. This would surely go a long way to determine how much growth such a business would experience within a given period of time.



  1. Creation of Monthly Goals

It’s okay to create business goals for the year but they can only become more realistic when those yearly goals are further broken down into monthly goals. With planners, entrepreneurs can easily create and write out their monthly goals which give them some sense of responsibility. After all, what you don’t write them down, you are more likely to forget.

  1. Finance Monitoring

More often than not, the pressures of entrepreneurship can be so overwhelming that they affect finances. Hence, with planners, entrepreneurs can easily track their financial habits. They also get to know areas of improvement as well as praise-worthy financial habits to continue.

  1. Monitoring Daily Progress

Most times, entrepreneurs just get to work without out rightly checking if they are giving cognizance to the right things or not. Planners enable entrepreneurs to write their daily to-do lists and at the end, they are able to tick off the achieved ones. This on the other hand helps them to know which activities to prioritize and which ones to delegate to their workers. 

  1. Home of Idea

For business owners, planners serve as a home of ideas. Once any business-related idea flashes through their minds, these could easily be written down inside a planner. This would help to avoid forgetfulness. In due course, these ideas can be worked upon to enhance business growth.

  1. Time Management

One of the most important assets entrepreneurs have is time. With planners, entrepreneurs despite always having much to do are able to manage their time properly. They get to know the activities they ought to channel their energy towards and those that can be delegated.  With everything written down and given its own block of time, business owners can go more easily from one responsibility to the next. There is so much less stress when we don’t have to worry that we’re forgetting something.


In all, who doesn’t like the feeling of accomplishment? That is one of the things having a planner gives to its users. More so, motivation is increased for more business productivity and growth.