Most small business owners want to have more hours everyday to get more things done. Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours available to each of us each day (not counting the amount of time we use to sleep or do other non-business activities). If we can’t increase the number of hours in each day, we can always try to get more out of the time we have available. The Pomodoro Technique is a powerful system that can help small business owners get more out of their time without burning themselves out. Here is how Wikipedia defines Pomodoro:

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.[1] The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called ‘pomodori’ (from the Italian word for ‘tomato’) separated by breaks.

If you are interested in adopting the Pomodoro system in your daily life, these 4 apps can help:

Pomodoro App for iPad: a wonderful Pomodoro application for iPad that looks great and keeps track of your Pomodoros at all times. It notifies you when it is time to take a break. It can provide you with an estimate number of Pomodoros for every activity.

PomodoroPro: designed specifically for iPhone. Just define your task, start your timer, and let the app do your time tracking.

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