Ramadan Tips For Entrepreneurs
There's no doubt that Ramadan is a busy time for Muslim businesses, but it can also be the most stressful! I've been running my online business for many years now and I've learnt that preparation is key! To make the most out of this precious month, I'm sharing a few tips that have helped me attain the barakah in my business during Ramadan.
1. Wake up for Tahajjud
The best conversations usually occur in the depths of the night. Ask Allah to increase your sustenance and put barakah in your time, effort and business. Set your alarms or find a 'Tahajjud Buddy'.
Here are some of duas you can start off with:
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
“Our Lord, grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of the Hellfire.” (2:201)
2. Prepare NOW!
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." It's never too early to start preparing!
A few months before Ramadan I begin to:
a) Prepare my social media posts, product launches, blog posts and email marketing.
b) Set deadlines and stick to them. This helps avoid procrastination.
c) Schedule everything so I spend less time on my laptop and more time for worship.
d) Package any products to ship during Ramadan. This saves so much time!
Purify your intentions and start now! You can do this, bismillah!
3. Remove ALL distractions
- Delete apps that will bring no value during Ramadan.
- Remove any magazines, books and games that will not help you in anyway.
- Place all work materials back in place after using them. This avoids clutter and reorganising during the month.
These small changes will make a huge difference!
4. Stay Focused!
Avoid multitasking! This allows you to concentrate on completing one task at a time efficiently and faster. I purchased a Deen Daily Planner from Emaanboost so I can remain productive. I list my most important task first, followed by less urgent things. Remember, it's about working smarter, not harder!
I really hope you found this helpful. Insha'Allah we all have a blessed Ramadan 2021 :) اَللّهُمَّ بَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَان