Create systems or processes for time-consuming tasks. For example, if you know that you plan a direct mailing once a month, create a system or process for getting this done. If you are doing it all yourself, you might consider approaching it in waves: wave 1: address the cards, wave 2: stamp them, wave 3: send them out. The more you can systematize tasks, the faster you can get them done. Another example: I plan to write about 5 blog entries each week, each week, so I always have new content ready to go. By adding this into my blogs over time, I am able to stay on target with my desired publishing schedule. By collecting information over time and consistently working on it, I have been able to drastically reduce the time it takes to update and maintain regular blogs. Where in your business can you create systems or processes to make the work proceed more efficiently?