This is a collaborative post but my authentic perspective is represented throughout the piece.
This photo was taken almost 4 years ago! It was my first brand photo-shoot and I was new to entrepreneurship. And like many new entrepreneurs, I quickly learned that there are formulas to follow and frameworks you can use to create a successful business but ultimately, like life, it's important to custom-fit the solutions to fit who you are and what you have to offer. Since I am a naturally organized person, I knew how to structure my business in an organized manner that worked for me.
With that being said, no business can function without stellar organization. So - how can you better organize your small business?
Manage Your Daily Correspondence
It’s essential to manage your daily correspondence because if you don't then emails stack up quickly, as well as paper correspondence, and the need to mitigate support requests. With https://physicaladdress.com, setting up a virtual mailbox of this nature and routing all of that towards your intended location (in digital fashion) can help you manage and streamline the tide of this correspondence. That in itself will give you time to breathe, and it will help you understand just how to work through this task as part of your daily integrated workflow. That’s’ a good place to begin. As a small business owner, it is your obligation to follow-up with potential clients or requests and missing out on the opportunity to respond could impact your business.
Understand Your Stated Goals
Organization must be directed by a certain goal. What are you organizing for? For instance, someone organizing their home in preparation for a dinner party will hold different aims than someone organizing their home for an upcoming move.
What are the stated goals of your business? Are you hoping to make the subscription pricing program the new norm in your particular industry, or are you hoping to work with remote professionals to stay completely online? Then how can you organize that correspondence? In regards to the first example you may implement new payment and account management methods, providing this functionality on your website so you can organize your users. For the second, you may decide to develop a comfortable on-boarding process for new professionals, perhaps with a thorough document that answers every question. Stated goals will always define organization, in the best possible manner. I recently have been using HoneyBook which is a CRM system and allows me to organize my clients and project and also automate tasks that I no longer have to manually do. It saves me a lot of time and allows me to focus on other aspects of my business.
Keep Your Workflow Clean & Manageable
It seems insignificant, but it’s very important to keep your workflow as clean and manageable as you possibly can. Keep your desktop tidy. Organize your files, and have them backed up through Google or iCloud backup options. Ensure that you use filing systems through apps like Thunderbird to better manage your emails, and mark the important ones. VoIP installations can help you easily communicate with those in-house, while apps such as Zoom, well set up and defined, can help you schedule and organize meetings along strict deadlines. The tools are out there, it’s just about using them correctly.
With these tips, I hope that you can be strategic in organizing your business from the inside out.
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