Is your business in need of an organizational overhaul in the New Year? Staying on top of keeping things organized easily slips when you get busy in the day-to-day of running your business.
Use these tips to start the New Year fresh and organized:
Deep Clean Your Inbox
If your email inbox seems like a black hole, you’re not alone. However, you can employ a few easy systems to declutter your inbox. Start by creating folders that are relevant to you. For example, you might consider creating folders that pertain to clients, topics, or even something as simple as “read”, “important”, and “completed.” Then, after you’ve read an email you can file it away in your inbox. That way your inbox is clear except for your most recent incoming mail. This makes it much easier to decipher the emails that need your immediate attention.
Create a Digital Filing System
In addition to creating a filing system for your emails, constructing a digital filing system for your business documents will be highly beneficial to your productivity. If you have files everywhere without any rhyme or reason to their organizations, sifting through them to file the document you need is a huge time waster. Therefore, a digital filing system that makes sense to you, can save you tons of time and drastically increase your productivity. You will know exactly where your documents are and where to “file” new documents as they come in.
Invest in a Productivity Tool that’s Right for You
If you consider where you struggle most organizationally, what area do you need the most help organizing? Investing in a productivity tool that helps you maintain the aspect of your business that you struggle with most will not only help you stay organized and productive but will also help you save your sanity. So, whether it’s keeping your contacts organized, scheduling your meetings, or tracking your expenses, finding a productivity tool that alleviates the stress of trying to maintain that aspect of your business will be immensely helpful to the overall organization of your business.
When you start your New Year off organized, you’re able to focus on the things that actually grow your business like your marketing plan. In fact, CPS can help you design and print your marketing materials to ensure you meet all your New Year goals!