As we go about our day to day lives of running our business being organized is how we stay on top of our game. Going at your day without a schedule and just winging it will lead into downfall. Keeping up with clients, appointments, and family life can turn into a never ending spiral of chaos. You will end up looking and feeling a hot mess torn in every direction like a rag doll! And let’s not get started on paperwork that you can find yourself under. Below are the top organizational tips to reach your greatest potential.
Declutter– The first thing to do in order to get organized is to eliminate things you do not have use for. Declutter your work area. Any office supplies you haven’t used in at least a year, get rid of it. Set a deadline to get rid of all the stuff you don’t need. Two weeks or three weeks to get your office space in tip top order. Working around clutter can have you losing and mixing up important paperwork.
The Cloud- What do you do with all of your documents? How do you file all of your important papers for future reference? If you haven’t did so already, start creating, sending and saving documents on Google Drive. You can save up to 15GB and clients can have access to the docs as well. These docs are safe and easily accessible anytime and anywhere.
Payment Services– If you need a fast and easy payment service DocuSign is a great asset to have to collect payments, Using esignatures will save time, money, and hassles.
Keeping Up With Your Finances– Most people start out with Quickbooks. It is one of the best programs for online business accounting. Quickbooks pricing can be pretty steep. Using a spreadsheet might be more doable. Keeping up with your finances is key for tax purposes.
Calendars– Planning your schedule is a must. When your busy it is too easy to get sidetracked and forget an important task. The top 4 of the best calendars to use are:
Google Calendar-The app integrates with Gmail to give you the option of automatically creating events for flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations based on your emails, and also works in to-dos and reminders, as well as habit-forming goals
Outlook-Outlook on mobile has been improving on its scheduling and events functions, with new Calendar App tie-ins for Facebook, Evernote and Wunderlist.
Newton Calendar-is built around a quick schedule view and easy event creation (no need to wade through a big form, just type the date, time, and event title, and you’re all set), with the ability to fill in extra details as needed. The app works with Gmail and Google Apps calendars, as well as Exchange
Awesome Calendar– sets itself up as a combination calendar, to-do-list and note-taking application that links up with iPhone-supported calendars like iCloud, Google Calendar and Exchange