4 Helpful Tips for Forgetful Business Owners

Small business owners must juggle daily tasks, focus on growth and profit, maintain their personal lives, and balance other aspects such as school or a full-time job.

Keeping track of names, meetings, appointments, project plans, and more can be daunting, so it’s no surprise if a few things fall through the cracks. But there are things you can do to get organized and be a more professional entrepreneur.

Here are 4 helpful tips for forgetful business owners.

Review Your Calendar

Whether you use printed calendar/planner, digital planning software, or an app on your phone, using a scheduling tool will help you track assignments, meetings, events, birthdays, deadlines, and more. Calendars free up brain power so you don’t have to try to remember everything yourself. Use alarms and notifications to stay on top of upcoming events.

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Set a Routine

It’s difficult to remember things if your schedule is always changing from day to day. A routine keeps your daily schedule consistent so you know what’s coming up next. You may check your emails at 9:00 am, eat lunch at 12:00 pm, create a marketing plan at 2:00 pm, etc. A routine is helpful for students who are designing a dorm room business.

Use Your To-Do List

To-do lists also free up space in your mind. You might write your list and then say what you need to do out loud. This makes a mental and physical note to help you remember better. Your list might contain things you need to do, supplies to order, upcoming appointments, or a note to contact an IT professional to prevent cyber-attacks to your business.

Get Enough Sleep

Lack of sleep can make you more forgetful, so try to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to clear your mind so your brain can process and retain information. Staying up late to study doesn’t work because your brain needs sleep to remember the information. You might read important information at a reasonable time before bed to have a better time remembering them.  

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