Small businesses can save significant time and money by employing better time management with meetings, and deciding whether any meeting would be better served over the phone or by email rather than physical attendance. A new report by online scheduling tool, Doodle, says the cost of pointless meetings to the economy is £45 billion. When travel times are factored in a scheduled one-hour assembly can easily overrun. So, if a meeting doesn’t offer any clear value then cancel it! And keep to the allotted time.