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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.”