As entrepreneurs we are always looking for ways to make money. Isn’t that one of the reasons we became entrepreneurs?
There is no greater way of losing opportunities to make money than being disorganized. Wasting time searching for documents we have misplaced, digging through piles of papers looking for customer orders, flipping through receipts trying to find that one for the item we need to return and worst of all, searching our emails looking for that one email that has the attachment we so desperately need!
Wasting time is the number one reason why we lose opportunities for making money!
Yes, I get it! It takes TIME to get ORGANIZED. But when you think of the investment in time to get organized, you will save so much more time later. Automating our systems is the next time saver that will allow us to make more money! But that’s another topic we can discuss later.
Back to getting organized. So can bet you are wondering “where do I start?” Am I right? Simple. Think about how you work and what are the steps you take from beginning to end when you work with your clients. Think about how you group your customers, services, products, supplies, etc. Create a list with the groupings for each of these categories. These are the “folders” you are going to create and start “filing” the documents, emails and digital documents. Yes, they are going to look the same! Why? Because when you think of where you are going to look for something — you will know EXACTLY where to look regardless of the type of item it is. And guess what? These categories are going to be cross-referenced in your bookkeeping! Easy, peasy!
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