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Five things March Madness can teach us about time management

Rainbow International® looks at business efficiency and time management

WACO, Texas (March 26, 2014) – From San Diego to New York City and several cities in between, March Madness has begun and time is ticking down to a Final Four showdown in Arlington, Texas, on April 7. In business, March Madness can mean something entirely different as schedules, the pace of work, poor communication or disorganization can sideline a business. Drawing upon March Madness, Rainbow International has five suggestions to help a business draw up a better game plan for time management.

Make sure you call the right play

By understanding the game and the players, you can save yourself time and money. Be sure you are committing the correct number of employees to the job. If you call the wrong play, you can lose the game and have to rethink your strategy.

Pass the ball

Even greats like Michael Jordan passed the ball. Don’t take on too much in your business. Delegate and let others take on responsibilities as they are able. This will allow you to focus time in other areas of your business.

Don’t get a technical

By making refs, or customers, angry you may be hurting your business. If you have already spent time with that customer and get a technical, you have cost yourself, and the business, time that could be spent on the job you just lost.

Make sure the ball has air

Make sure that the equipment you are using is inspected and ready to use. March Madness doesn’t begin with flat basketballs; don’t start your job with equipment that won’t do the job. Save yourself time and money by inspecting your equipment.

Look at the clock

Getting beat at the buzzer can be tough. Give yourself enough time to finish the job in the time you said you would. It is better to think it will take longer and finish sooner than having to extend time on the job.

About Rainbow International®:

Established in 1980, Rainbow International is a global franchise organization providing residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Rainbow International franchisees offer a broad range of damage restoration services (ranging from water, smoke and fire damage to carpet and upholstery cleaning and deodorization) to more than 330 locations worldwide. The new Rapid Structural Drying Network of Rainbow International has established a network of elite water loss mitigation franchises across the United States. Rainbow International is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit

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