the list
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I recently read an article posted on Seth’s blog regarding business priority lists. It is shocking how some have one but they are short and incomplete, as well as some that do not even make priority lists all together. Maybe this is why many of us from day to day feel overwhelmed and swamped to the point of no return, it’s because your priorities are not in order.

So you have a certain amount of money to invest in the market, you have 22 phone calls to make, 42 emails to respond to, 6 different marketing campaigns to look at and decide on and 30 some complaints by your customers to get to. So where do you start and how do you get it all done?

This is where having everything written down on a priority list comes in handy. Your customers are your most important and vital piece to your companies profit margins, so you may want to start there with customer complaints as well as the emails that customers have sent. Next maybe you should move on to the marketing campaigns and make a decision. After all, you will be marketing to your customers and again they are your most important asset.

Then you may want to return the most important phone calls that are on your list and get to the rest of them towards the end of the week. And once all of that is out of the way, you now have more time to concentrate on your investment money and how you want to invest it. There are several different investments that one could make, so consider sitting down with an investment advisor and find the one that is best for your company.