May is here, and many entrepreneurs are doing some spring cleaning. Organization can do wonders for the productivity of a small business. Read on for some tips on organizing your small business, workplace, or home office.
1. Get Rid of Clutter
Clutter not only takes up space but also causes stress. Have you ever gone through pile after pile of paperwork just to find the one piece of paper you were looking for? Don’t let yourself waste another second of precious time due to clutter.
Sift through old documents, voicemails, and electronics, and throw out anything that is outdated, broken, or irrelevant. Make sure to recycle those papers that you no longer need, and donate those old electronics. Other companies can use them for scrap parts!
2. Avoid Paper Receipts
The IRS accepts electronic copies of receipts now, so why are you still hanging onto old paper receipts? There are many apps and receipt management software that will allow you to store all your receipts in one convenient location, and when it comes time to file taxes, you can export all the data in one swift motion.
3. Utilize Cloud Computing
Storing your company’s data in the cloud is much more convenient than using servers. By utilizing the cloud, employees can more easily collaborate and share documents with one another. Anything that any employee needs to see can be easily accessible in one convenient spot. This saves time and energy for not only you but also all other employees who work for you.
4. Tidy Up Online Presence
This means your email inbox, your social media profiles—everything. Start deleting old emails that you have no use for anymore, and update your social media. If you have too many active social media profiles, delete some of them. Less is more, and it’s better to keep one or two sites really up-to-date than to spread yourself too thin.
5. Talk to a Tax Advisor
Ah, taxes. One of the downsides to running a successful business is the vast amount of tax returns that must be dealt with every year. The trick is to start early, and schedule an appointment with a tax advisor as early as possible.
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