As the weather warms and the days get longer, spring cleaning is an annual tradition that many people look forward to, taking time to de-clutter, organize their homes, and perhaps make room for new things. Spring cleaning can also be beneficial for your business.
Update Your Business Plan: Take the time to review your business plan to make sure it reflects your current goals and objectives. If it is just floating around in your head perhaps it is time to document it. If you need help our 3-hour strategy session is perfect to help you define your long-term plan, identify your 12-month objectives, the results you want to achieve and the key actions you need to take. Find out more.
Review Your Finances: Look at your financials and make sure you are on track. Make sure you know not only what your income is but your profit too. Maybe it is time to put more structure in place. We highly recommend the Profit First method as well as creating a simple one-page dashboard to see the key numbers each month – ask us for an example.
Clean Out Your Inbox and Online Filing System: Unsubscribe from emails you no longer find useful or never read. (Hopefully that doesn’t include us!) Decluttering and organizing your online data can sometimes feel very overwhelming due to the sheer volume of information that has built up. We recommend ‘Building a Second Brain’ for inspiration on getting digitally organised.
Update Your Technology: Take the time to review your technology and make sure it’s up to date. Putting up with a slow computer is probably costing you more than the price of a new hardware and more up to date software.
Review Your Processes: Take the time to review your processes and make sure they’re still relevant. This will help you identify areas where you can streamline and make your business more efficient. Make sure all your processes are documented and followed by all your team members.
Evaluate Your Team: Take the time to evaluate your team and make sure everyone is on the same page. Check that the contracts you have are still relevant, legal and serving the purpose of your business. If you’d like to focus on managing your staff and associates (employed and self-employed) we can help,. Get in touch or listen to our interview with an employment solicitor or the interview with an HR professional
Celebrate Your Successes: Take the time to celebrate your successes and recognize the hard work of your team. It is all too easy to beat oneself up for everything you haven’t done. What have you done though?