Organize Your Business for 2014

If you are a business owner, you have a double whammy. You have to organize yourself for the new year and your business. I fall into that category as well.

So after I purged the old taxes, paperwork, and did a quick purge of my place, I started on my business. Here are some tips to help you start the year off on the right foot:

* Shred old taxes

* Clean out your filing system- can you reduce any paper by going paperless?

* Update and clean up your client database

* Identify your "hot" leads

* Follow up with existing clients

* Stock up on supplies

* Clean up any loose ends from last year- billng,ect...

* Unsubscribe from any e newsletters or magazines that don't directly benefit your business.

* Set business goals for 2014

* Evaluate how you did last year. What can you do better? How can you cut your operating costs?

* Look at how you spend your day. What are the time robbers or bandits in your day? How can you better manage your time?

* Are you batching your tasks?

* Identify what you need to do everyday- returning calls, setting appts, writing up proposals.

* You would be amazed what you can get done before and after hours (when the phone isn't ringing and friends aren't texting)

Get ready for a wonderful and prosperous year new!!

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