9 things to do for your business that take 5 minutes or less

9 things to do for your business that take 5 minutes or less

It's 100+ degrees outside and autumn can't come fast enough. Please tell me I'm not the only one. Some days I'm on a complete productive roll and other days I can't even find 30 minutes to get anything done. Forget the big stuff like planning or writing, I just need to get a few things done to feel like I've accomplished something. Even if it's just for a few minutes. So I made a list for us:

Here are 9 quick things to do for your business when you don't feel like working on your business (or you just don't have time):

1. Curate Your Camera Roll

Scroll through your pictures on your phone or your computer and mark or star the ones you'd like to feature on social media or your blog. While you're there, delete those old photos ... you know...the one's you'll never, ever use.

2. Pin Some Inspiration 

Create a secret board on Pinterest and pin brand inspiration. Include pictures with pretty colors, cool locations, interesting books, inspirational quotes and street style photos of your target customers. Visit the board when you need a lift or bit of encouragement.

3. Retweet & Reply

  • Retweet or Repost a post from a few followers on Instagram or Twitter.
  • Look through a few old posts, both on social media and your blog, and respond to a few comments.

4. Facebook 

Answer a question in a Facebook group WITHOUT referring or promoting your content. Be helpful, be genuine and let readers find you. Trust me, they will.

5. Unfollow A Few 

Unfollow a few users on Instagram or Twitter. You can use apps like Crowdfire to see who is inactive or doesn't follow you back, or you can just pick a few accounts from your follow list. Or you can just unfollow people who (through no fault of theirs) you don't really vibe with anymore. Your call.

6. Edit An Old Post

Re-read one old post and clean up any grammatical mistakes or misspellings. Add a link to new content, if you like.

7. Delete Five

Delete a total of five of any from the following list:

  • Instagram posts
  • Facebook posts
  • old Tweets
  • pins on Pinterest

8. Organize Your Desk 

We're not talking a deep clean here, just tidy and put back any supplies. Make your area 100% ready for your next work session.

9. Order new supplies.

Had your eye on a new pen? Or maybe a cool notebook? (I think I might know where you can get a good one). Order a little business pick-me-up that will help you do your job better, and give you something to look forward to.

Take five minutes to work on your business, that