There is something magical that happens during the spring! The flowers begin to bloom, the weather shifts from the dreary winter to sunshine, the days are longer, and well almost everyone just seems happier.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!
New seasons are the perfect time to reset and recharge your life and business. It serves an opportunity to not only reflect on the what has worked but also an opportunity to revitalize and refresh your surroundings.
Each spring is an opportune time to “spring clean” your business. The goal is to breathe new life into your company by taking a deep dive into its functionality, systems, and data. Armed with this information you can make better decisions going forward by using your findings to gain greater insight, be more effective, and productive leading to the ability to easily achieve even more success.
Here are 4 simple ways to spring clean your business this year –
- Vet your Expenses – Vetting your business expenses gives you time to review where and how your business is spending money. This could be a lengthy process but finding hidden costs, overages, and waste that are piling up on you are even more costly. Reductions in spending are one of the first ways to put profit back in your business and see more money on the bottom line. Dig deep into every part of your business so you can be clear about where money is going, how much, and why. Return on investment is crucial, so if something is not serving you or is not of value cut it off immediately.
- Update your Website and Social Media – Your online presence is crucial to your brands visibility. Make sure your website is SEO optimized and is showing up high in the search engines. Also update your social media presence by ensuring that copy, colors, and all communication is unified and clear.
- Clear your Inbox- Drudging through email can be time consuming, but what sucks up even more time and productivity is not finding what you need when you need it. A full inbox does absolutely nothing for efficiency. Clear out your box completely and unsubscribe from all the emails and such that are not serving you. Having an overwhelming inbox only leads to chaos, confusion, and lack of direction.
- Pour over your data – There is powerful information about the rawness of your company at your fingertips. Data tells you everything you need to know and then some. Take some time to pour over your data this spring, create an ideal customer based on that data and use it to drive all of your sales going forward. Understanding your data keeps you familiar with your clients and how you can best serve them.
Decluttering your office, ridding yourself of paper, and planning ahead for the holidays are just a few bonus tips that can also be added to this list. When things run efficiently, it allows more time for growth and success in your business. Taking the time to rid yourself of the unnecessary ensures far more progress as you move towards the years end.