Fail to organize your business and you are heading for many hours of lost time and frustration.
Many of us know full well that we should organize our businesses but fail to do so!
There are a number of reasons why, but mostly it is because we feel that it would take too much time out of our day to get organized.
It is indeed true that setting up systems to organize your business does involve an investment of time, but this investment will pay off later on. Once you have set up your organizational systems it does not take any time at all to keep them going, and to record the data into them. These very same systems will make your life easier not only to locate things but also to generate reports and schedules which will be required at the year ends.
Once you organize your business you will experience the added benefit of well being which comes from being in control of your business. By this I mean the feeling of well being experienced when you know where to find everything you need each day for your business – the feeling of efficiency which comes from having your finger on the pulse and being able to juggle all those business balls at once! You can do this if you organize your business.
What are the areas in which you can organize your business?
*plan using your time to best advantage,
*tools to track time usage
*record your business success
*keep records of your articles,
*ebooks purchased and created,
*audios, videos so they may be located instantly
*record your email marketing messages
*record logins for affiliate links, memberships sites and training programs, business tools logins
*record keyword data research
*communications with your market
What is the best tool to use to organize your business?
As I have been a bookkeeper for many years, for me there is only one tool to use here and that would be spreadsheets.
Spreadsheets are a great tool to use in order to organize your business. For the most part you will be only recording and presenting data on these spreadsheets – there need not be any formulae to be learnt. If you are against spreadsheets or Excel in particular because of the mathematical aspect which is often associated with it – then this need not be an excuse. The spreadsheets are used only for their ability to record and present the data, so making it easy to find required items quickly and in one place.
You will not even have to own a copy of Excel as it is possible to use the free Google docs or OpenOffice applications.
So hopefully now you will have no excuse not to get your business organized using spreadsheets to record and present data in one easy to find place.