Get Organized: 5 Ways to Get Your Business in Shape
Small businesses can become overwhelming - FAST. Overwhelm can bump you into procrastination nation and the next thing you know, it's tax season and your having a mental breakdown. Take some deep breathes and let's do this, the best version of your business awaits.
1. Purge Your Office
Simplicity allows your the mind, body and soul to flow so tailor your space to do just that. Toss any extra clutter like old paperwork, janky furniture and dated decor to make way for a fresh perspective. Label all your files, and then organize them alphabetically within each color scheme. And never, ever put the word "Misc" on any file--once you file it, you'll forget what you put in it. If you can say out loud what the file is, you have your label. If it's "Misc" you probably don't need it anymore.
2. Plan, Personally
Planning is essential in reaching the heights of your goals and potential, personally and professionally. Map out your success using techniques that work for you and your productivity style. Make To Do Lists, spend some time showing some TLC to your calendar and visualize what a perfect day, week or month should look like in your home or business. Figure out what system works for you and your business best.
3. Use the Cloud for Storage
ICloud is the closest thing to immortality we've ever known. Backing up files, documents and just plain ole vital information on the Cloud not only frees up space but it keeps all your goodies safe until you need to reference them again. It also keeps them from sitting on a shelf collecting dust or on your desktop.
4. Tame Your Inbox
Does your email notification say a ridiculous amount due to everyone trying to send you a new printable guide, sales announcement or hot deals to Cabo? Revitalize your inbox to only house the mail you need. Apps like Un.Roll App and SaneBox can make the cleaning process straight forward and successful. A trashy inbox can also take up vital space on your devices you'll definitely need down the line.
5. Digitize Your Books
Get to know our pals Quickbooks, Wave Apps, and Square They each will become as vital to your team as your receptionist and favorite stationary. Quickbooks is the fairy-godmother to your bookkeeping needs and financial records. It breaks down your profit and loss statements, categorized expense sheets and even receipt tracking. Wave is a digital haven for complying information on the day-to-day runnings of your business & personal finances, you can even invoice clients directly and set up recurring billing. Square is your one-stop shop from POS systems inside your business or online, you can also send invoices to close the deal easy and effortlessly.
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