Now that Spring is well and truly upon us, it is the perfect time to ‘spring clean’ your business and get ready for the busy Christmas period.
Despite lockdown restrictions across the country, WA has been lucky enough to have a roadmap out of the pandemic, and the festive season is expected to be a busy one!
If your business is in desperate need of a big spring clean, then here are some tips on how you can get started:
1. Freshen up your Books
There is no better time than spring to take a good look at your books and find areas that might need attention. For example:
· What are your expenses as compared to your income?
· Are there things you can cut back on, like subscriptions or office consumables?
· Where do the majority of your expenses lie and how can you improve this?
There are many ideas out there that can help you run your business more efficiently.
Forecasting cash flows is always a good idea, then you will know when to expect any potential shortfalls and plan accordingly.
2. Defeat the Email Monster!
The main purpose of a spring clean is to get rid of the clutter.
For most of us, our email inboxes are a disorganised, chaotic mess.
Going through your emails and deleting the spam, unsubscribing to lists you no longer need and tidying up general email clutter is extremely affective in assisting with the efficiency of your business.
A handy tip is to set up rules for regular incoming mail so it is less likely to become overwhelming again.
Wouldn’t you like to have an empty inbox at the end of each day?
3. Check out your Competition
To stay competitive in business, you need to know what your competitors are doing.
What is it they offer that you don’t? What’s your point of difference against theirs?
You also need to ensure that your pricing is right to maintain your profit margins, and this means taking some time to research your main competitors and compare their offerings to yours.
You can then make sure that you are offering a unique customer experience that will set you apart from others.
4. Outsource Some Work
When you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed, bogged down with all the mess of your business that you haven’t had time to get to, it’s time to outsource some work!
Take away the burden and let someone else re-organise your business so you can go out and enjoy the summer festive season.
After all, life was meant to be enjoyed!
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