Saturday, February 16, 2008

Top time saving tips for you consulting, law or freelance business

  • Track everything you do (or don't do) using Webolize TimeTracker. Tracking what you do will immediately change what you do in the future. It will show you hard data of not what you think you (or employees) did, but what you (or employees) actually did.

  • Make a "To-Do" List using Webolize IssueTracker. Perhaps the most basic of all "time management" systems ever invented, this time-tested maneuver puts it all on the line, in one place, and helps you focus on one item at a time.

  • Delegate. Many business owners accustomed to "doing it all" find this exceedingly difficult. But even if you are a solo operator, you can pass off tasks to others (via outsourcing, for example) to free up time for yourself.

  • Analyze how time is spent. Divide the day into small time blocks and record what you (or others) were doing in each block. Compare this to your goals and priorities. Do they align?

  • Put a lid on procrastination. Business owners with a "can-do" attitude say that putting things off simply doesn't work. Even a simple "no" response to something on your to-do list can extinguish that item and let you move on.

  • Set clear goals for yourself and your employees. It's not so much the clock that's important, but the compass that gets you where you want to go.

Kehrer, Dan ( Editor), "When Time is Money: Keeping Track & Keeping Up",,

Friday, February 15, 2008

Suggestions on how to use Webolize Time Tracker to manage your time and your employees time

TRACK FULL (8 hour) day
First suggestion is to make it a policy to track your full day (8 hours) in Webolize Time Tracker. For the time you don't do anything billable, make up a task code (perhaps Non-Billable) or a project (perhaps Miscellaneous, Administrative, or Computer Repair/Upgrade). That way you will know where your time is going and it will help you focus your time on billable projects.

Assign each time entry you record an appropriate task code. This will save you time, so you won't have to add notes to every entry (ex. if you have a task code named Design in Flash, you probably won't need a note).

You can do reporting based on task codes (within a project only, or throught out the system), which will show you what types of tasks brings in the highest revenue.

What is Webolize Time Tracker?

Time Tracker is a simple web application to keep track of the time people spend on any task within a project.

Think of it as a to-do-list with a clock and every thing done is put inside a project. The time entries can have a task type assigned to them, on which you can variate your billing rates.

Webolize Time Tracker is an application that you run. First you download it and then install it on your Windows (XP, Vista or Server 2003) machine. We believe the downloadable application secure. You can also install Webolize Time Tracker on your web host to make it available from anywhere.

Any modern web browser can access it, including Max OSX users of Safari and Firefox.