For your small business to be successful, you need to be organized, otherwise, you’re just running around like a chicken with its head cut off. You face a huge struggle to just get one thing done when you’re unorganized. The following four items are what you need to be organized about in your business.
Your time is valuable, and you need to treat it as such, as nobody else will. Your time is also limited so use it wisely. You need to commit your time to work, home, and yourself so you can run your business.
Having a to-do list is crucial to getting things complete, and then continually updating it. A good thing to have is a weekly planner showing what you must get done, what you’re accountable for that week, things you’d like to get done, and even things you should stop doing. Your to-do list will allow you to get right to work when you start your day at the office (even if that’s a room in your home). You always know what you should be doing, even when you find that rare occasion with time to spare.
Being organized in your office/shop is very important, you don’t want to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to find things. You end up behind in your work, and less motivated to start (it all just seems too hard).
This is THE business killer, not keeping track of your paperwork. Keeping up-to-date on your paperwork allows you to know who has paid you and who still owes you. Plus, you will know who you owe too. You should also ensure you have copies of any insurance policies, rental agreements, etc.
In order to know the health of your business, you need to be constantly up-to-date on your paperwork, as that can say a lot. The information provided via your accounting can make you realize you need to work harder or you are reaching your goals you had set for the business.
Organizing is very hard, and you need to be constantly vigilant, however, it’s totally worth the effort. Take the time now to rearrange your business, and you’ll notice a big difference. You get more done and make more money!
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