Let’s Get Organized!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!

I don’t know if you noticed that the newspaper ads for the first two weeks of January centered around getting organized. I noticed that totes and storage boxes were on sale in almost every store and it got me thinking about organizing your small business.

Then I looked around my office and thought I should think about organizing my small business!

DSC_5274rI need to get these documents filed soon so I can (1) find them and (2) not trip over them (and the step-stool) when looking out my front window!

Let’s get started:

Step 1: Decide on your top 5 or 6 categories and write each one on a piece of paper to use as a placeholder. For me, the categories will be something like Business, Writing, Photography, Beads, Teaching, and Miscellaneous.

Step 2: Separate the documents according to your categories.

Step 3: Organize each category pile into sub-categories. For example, under “Beads” my sub-categories might be: Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Sets, Expenses, Taxes, and so on.

Step 4: Put them into file folders and apply labels then file them in your file cabinet.

Easier said than done, I know. But it needs to get done!

If you want more information on organizing your small business check out Nellie Akalp’s blog post “10 Tips For Organizing Your Small Business This Year.”


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