By Rieva Lesonsky

It’s an all too familiar entrepreneurial challenge. Growing a business takes time—a lot of time. And time is a commodity we entrepreneurs simply don’t have enough of. Many of us wish we had those “eight days a week” the Beatles sang about—but we don’t.

However, that doesn’t mean we should settle for the status quo. According to the Pareto Principle 80 percent of our outcomes is driven by only 20 percent of our efforts. So think about the possibilities of how far we can go, how much we can accomplish, how much money we can make if we do more with that precious 20 percent?

That’s not a dream, that’s a real possibility. There are strategies, tips and tricks all small business owners can use that help us squeeze more into our days without exhausting us or making us feel like zombies.

Please join me and Concur, the company that saves you time by helping you manage your travel and other expenses, for a short webinar on September 16 at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT. I know how important time is to you, so we’re only going to take up 30 minutes of your day talking about productivity tips that will allow you to eliminate those time-wasting tasks from your to-do lists and enable you to focus on that magical 20 percent.

The webinar, “Productivity Tips: Get Back to What Really Matters,” will show you how to:
•Do more with less
•Eliminate the do-nothing tasks and focus on those that will impact your bottom line
•Procrastinate creatively (yes, that’s actually possible)

•Effectively use unscheduled time.

A new year is rapidly approaching. It’s time to start thinking about your 2015 growth plans and how you’re going to scale your small business. Investing 30 minutes of your time now will pay dividends next year—and beyond.

Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at [email protected], follow her on Google+   and and visit her website,, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.