This article is all about getting your business in order as an entrepreneur. Sometimes you just need a little rest because things can get hectic. For me with working from home, my work stuff can end up in the kitchen, in the living room, I can’t find my scissors, I can’t find pins half the time, so I’m sharing with you guys how I reset my business and get organized.
Quick Steps to Getting your Business in Order
1.) Get clear on your vision
The first thing I like to do is just get really clear on my vision and that can be in a multitude of ways. What does your vision for your workspace look like? your financial vision for where you see your business going financially? What do your personal and health goals look like? So I really just like to first get clear on my vision because it motivates me to get more organised so that I can really be more efficient with executing the vision.
2.) Take Inventory
The second thing to do to get more organised in business is to take Inventory and to see what you have and what you don’t have, what is slowing you down and what is speeding you up and how you can get things in place to help you work more efficiently. See 7 steps to Building a Successful Business Brand
3.) Clean Desktop
The third thing to do in getting your business in order is to clean off your desktop and your old files that can be transitioned onto a hard drive. You can drag a lot of your images, old videos and client videos that are Judy taking up so much storage on your computer and drag them onto the hard drive and then label the hard drive with what is on it.
This doesn’t just pertain to computer files but also on your phone like clearing off some of that space because I know a lot of us use our phones for our businesses, for Instagram or just any social media posting in general.
4.) Plan your Quarters
The fourth thing I like to do to get organised is to plan my quarters and that is another big reason why I wanted to get a yearly calendar that had the monthly spreads only in it because I want to plan different things that I am going to coordinate in the planner. For example finance goals like certain goals that we want to hit throughout the year per quarter for revenue, for expenses and just be able to see it as a benchmark at this date so that we can go in and say did we meet that goal? Did we not? What is that one thing we can do better? What did we do well that we should keep doing? So planning out each quarter’s financial goals also planning out each quarter’s launches.
If you are going to be launching different products throughout the year maybe you want to launch a particular mini course on March 1st, everything you do from January and February is in preparation for that march launch. So you are planning your social media around that launch, you are planning your website copy around that launch. If you are having multiple launches throughout the year then that is a great thing to plan so that the launch doesn’t sneak up on you or the year doesn’t end on you and you didn’t end up launching.
Even if you aren’t launching a product or a service or whatever and you have no launches, your social media contents is still something that can be effective to plan by the quarter. If you know for a fact that you want to go live once a week, you can start planning the topics that you want to go live about for the next two to three months and you can start planning maybe one photo shoot or one day where you actually create the content per week and put that on your calendar and then the day where you want the content to actually go live, put that on your calendar.
There are so many ways that you can structure your social media planning but it’s really helpful if you can do it by the quarter or at minimum by the month. So that way, time doesn’t sneak up on you and you are kind of flying by the seat of your pant trying to get social media content up.
5.) Determine your Work Routine
The fifth thing to do when you are getting organised and just trying to level up and reset your business is to establish your routine and this is the hardest thing about getting organised but really, when you can organise your time throughout the day that makes it so much more smooth to run the business and I am not just saying a morning routine, I’m not saying you need to wake up at four or five in the morning. What I am saying is to some extent trying to organise your day and figure out what belongs at what time so whatever that looks like for you, figuring out what you can manage consistently with your time and that could be an hour in the morning that you take to do what you have to do.
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Figure out how you can map out your time so that you are realistic with your goals and with how you stay in your business.
6.) Plan your Team Growth
The last part of things to plan for your year in business are your hires or your team Growth. This is something where it kind of pairs with the financials, once you hit certain benchmarks you think about who are we bringing on the team and what can we delegate to them? So if you have a road map foe your new hires, kind off what roles you need in your business and when you like to bring then on. That is something else that is great to plan for and this can be planned for right in correlation with those financial benchmarks because maybe if you start hitting a certain tire of income or cash flow you know that at that point it’s time to bringing someone to do a particular role.
These are great practices to have when you are in the floe of your business and you really need to set the tone for the entire year. It is very important to plan! I hope you implement some of these tips.