One thing I do regularly is look for better programs.
I am always looking to be more productive and using better programs - programs with more and better features, easier interfaces, and so on - are obviously a boon in this regard. The caveat is the learning curve; it takes time to learn a new program and get used to its behavior, layout, interface, and any bugs it may have. But you have to temper this with the fact that you have already gotten used to these things in your old program(s).
It really comes down to the size of your operation and deadline. As a one-man operation whose only deadlines are those I set, I have a lot of leeway. If you do as well, I suggest checking the Web periodically not just for updates but altogether different programs.
Lately, I have been having a lot of payment problems. While it is really putting me in a financial crunch - I have had to take out far too many cash advances to keep-up with my bills while waiting for payments to come through - it has been a bit of a blessing in disguise, since it has given me both the time and impetus to work harder on the site and look into new programs which make it better and easier to do. While I hope you don't have to face these kinds of problems, I mention this to note how you can make use of time otherwise lost - time you might otherwise spend spinning wheels elsewhere.
Finding and evaluating new programs and so forth is a big undertaking, but keep it in mind for when the opportunity presents itself.
© C Harris Lynn, 2008