As business owners we are all juggling multiple tasks to keep our businesses running smoothly. If we have a staff, we may have help to stay on top of all of the key elements of our business, but ultimately the responsibility of our business may still rest with a few key players.
As we approach the end of the year it is important to get a handle of all expenses spent over the past year. Getting organized is key to this critical step.
So where do you begin?
- What should you keep and what do you get rid of?
- What is the best process for organizing your files?
- What is the best layout for your office to create efficiency?
If you are a person that thinks that you thrive in chaos, then your office may look like the before picture. You claim that you know where everything is and you beg your staff not to touch or move anything or you will be lost. But are you really thriving? One of the biggest time robbers is disorganization. You spend 30 minutes searching for a receipt that you should be able to get your hands on in 5 minutes. Imagine how many other tasks you could have accomplished in those 25 minutes. Do you have that much time to waste? If you are like me then you are busy and 25 minutes searching for a receipt is an absolute no no!
Wouldn’t you rather be working in a space like our after picture where everything has a place and you can put your hands on any document at a moments notice. Getting to this point will require an investment of your time. It means throwing away things you don’t need and filing and creating systems to create lasting order.