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Braathe Enterprises designs and delivers customized training for you and your business.

Robert Braathe, MBA has management experience with Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, Gap Retail and Apple, Inc.

He teaches courses including Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources and Marketing at Schenectady County Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Adirondack.

Previously, he also has taught courses at Skidmore College, SUNY Delhi, Mildred Elley, Housatonic Community College and Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Michelle Przedwiecki, MPH, joined Braathe Enterprises in 2013 to bring curriculum development experience to the team. She co-teaches a number of courses with Robert and teaches Introduction to Business at SUNY Adirondack.

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Top 5 Project Management Time Management Tips

Here are five tips of Project Management Time Management that are very important for success in any professional setting.

1.  Know how to Prioritize Work

  • Figure out what tasks are urgent and what tasks aren’t urgent.
    • Work on one task at a time and say no to tasks you can’t take on. This ensures that you are focused on the one task at hand, and can complete it more efficiently, versus working on several tasks at one time.
    • One suggestion would be to start with getting upcoming deadlines out of the way or tackling the bigger tasks first.

2. Work in Time Blocks

  • When you have a designated time to work on a task, you are more mentally prepared to work on it and more likely to finish it in time.
    • The Entrepreneur suggests identifying your most important tasks first, and scheduling time blocks for those tasks at the beginning of each day.
  • Having periods of procrastination in between your time blocks gives you time to relax before getting back to serious work.
    • Even scheduling out long-term procrastination from work (i.e. long weekends, vacations etc.) is helpful for keeping one on track and focused while they are at work, according to the Entrepreneur.

3. The 80/20 Rule

  • One key thing to remember is that sometimes less can be more. The 80/20 rule dictates that 20% of work/effort/people can produce 80% of the outcomes or results. Therefore, in any business setting, it is important to focus on where that 20% of time is being spent. Read more about the 80/20 Rule Here.

4. Do the Tasks that you can Actually do

  • When it comes to getting tasks done efficiently, you wouldn’t want to waste time on something you don’t know how to do, and have to spend time into figuring out how to do it.
    • If there is someone else around who can get that task done more efficiently than you can, ask them to do it.
      • Or ask them to show you how to do it.

5. Critique your own Time Management

  • According to Forbes, it is important to look at where your time is being spent over the course of the week and over the course of a week day.
    • Once you look at where you are spending your time, thing about where and how it might be better to spend some of that time.
    • Where do you get the most value out of your time? And where are you wasting time?
    • Use this critique to plan a better schedule for the following week.

If you would like to learn more about Project Management Time Management visit: or contact Robert Braathe at

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Robert Braathe Teaches Entrepreneurship at Clean Tech Early College High School

This fall, Robert Braathe of Braathe Enterprises will be teaching for the 3rd year at the Hudson Valley Community College TEC-Smart campus in Malta, NY.  He teaches introduction to entrepreneurship for the Clean Tech Early College High School students.

Braathe is a college professor and business trainer/consultant who has been teaching since 2007 in Tech Valley at SCCC, HVCC, SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Cobleskill.

Braathe Enterprises offers customized personal and group business and science training programs.  To learn more, contact us today for a call at or email us at

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Braathe Speaks to Upstate Professional Women about Time Management, Team Management and Temerity

Robert Braathe did a talk about getting started in business and managing time, team and temerity at the Upstate Professional Women group in Latham New York.

During this interactive Q+A, Robert discussed the importance of managing your priorities under 4 categories – Do, Delegate, Date and Dismiss, as well as how to do a weekly 6 day schedule with plans for the following three weeks written out for regular viewing.

Under delegation, he spoke of the importance of delegating interesting work to other people so they feel engaged and involved.

On teams, he discussed finding the right partners, and knowing how to spot the wrong ones.

On temerity, he talked about having the courage of your own greatness, as well as the courage to speak and speak freely, especially around things you are disappointed in.  He mentioned the book “Principles” by Ray Dalio as a great resource for knowing how to handle business and personal interactions and relationships.

During the Q+A session, he talked about his succession plans, which include already naming his 2 year old niece Sarah his successor in “40 or 50 years”, as well as words that should be considered swear words – confused, frustrated and busy.

To have Robert come speak to your group, contact us at

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Want to Do Business in Saratoga Springs / Albany ? Connect with Braathe Enterprises

Braathe Enterprises, founded in 2005, has been based in the Capital Region of Upstate New York since 2007.  Our clients live in Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Albany, Troy, Clifton Park, Latham, Malta, Amsterdam and surrounding areas of Upstate New York.

The Capital District has a vibrant education and business community, as well as a growing and innovative startup community.  Connect with Robert at or schedule a call at to see ways to business here in Tech Valley with Robert and his colleagues in the business and education community.

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Want to Do Business in Nashville? Braathe Visits Nashville July 20-August 8 2015

Interested in doing business in Nashville?  Robert Braathe of Braathe Enterprises will be visiting Nashville this summer to meet with Pam Huff to talk about some conventions and hospitality projects, to connect with entrepreneurs and the startup / entrepreneurship community at places like the Nashville Entrepreneur Center as well as to work on some music with Brian Huff.

If you are interested in doing business in Nashville or exploring options, reach out to Robert about ways you can collaborate with Braathe Enterprises while he is in Tennessee.  Schedule a chat at or email us at

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