How Entrepreneurs Can Stay Organized

Posted on April 24, 2013

Lawyers Working on ContractsOne of the most important things to do when starting your own business is to stay as organized as possible. This can be difficult to do at first, but by using the following 10 simple tips, you will develop good habits that will keep you organized.

1. If you routinely write down appointments on a calendar, you can eliminate confusion and misunderstandings by using only one calendar instead of writing down appointments on several.

2. Develop 10 clear goals that you want to accomplish within your lifetime. Write them down, put them in a safe place and update them one year later.

3. Select a goal or two that you want to accomplish in your business within the coming year. Focusing on goals will help to keep you stay organized.

4. Get rid of office supplies or other items that you have not used within the last year. Visual clutter contributes to a disorganized mental state. Donating the items to charity will clear your office space and your mind.

5. Purging your Rolodex of people you haven’t called within a year or so will make it easier to locate current contacts. It’s also wise to keep a separate file of contact information for personal relationships.

6. Learn the principles of Feng Shui and put them to use in your office space. This stuff really works and the basics are easy to learn.

7. Taxes can throw off even the most organized people, so begin preparing yourself now. Get an empty box and place everything in it that pertains to next year’s taxes. You’ll be surprised at how much time you’ll save.

8. Keep on top of your obligations by making a small note on your calendar concerning details of events and appointments. If you need to bring a specific report to a business meeting, for instance, making a note of that will help you to remember.

9. Making a list in the morning and checking off tasks as you accomplish them will help you sail through your day.

10. Streamline your phone calls and messages. One of the best way to stay organized is to let someone else handle your clients when you’re not available. At only $39 per month, it’s a bargain that entrepreneurs can’t afford not to have.

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