organizing-your-organizationA guest post by Kara Masterson!

As a small business owner, you’re aiming for maximum efficiency.

This is especially true when you don’t have the manpower that you need. Here are some tips to keep your business in check and growing!

Inventory Your Inbox

Zillions and ZillionsIf you’ve never cleaned out your inbox, you might be surprised at the thousands of emails just taking up space. Instead of sifting through and deleting all those messages, just archive them and start fresh. Having a clean inbox is a great way to start a new day! In addition, setting up filters and labels to automatically sort and manage emails is a great way to keep things organized without the ongoing effort.

Drain Your Desktop

A cluttered desktop on login is a lot like having dozens of papers all over your physical desk. You might have added certain documents to the desktop because they were important, but a few can lead to dozens, and next thing you know, you’re back to shuffling through papers. Vital documents can get lost in all the chaos. A clean, organized computer screen can make you feel more productive while it improves your focus. In the very least, get rid of those unused desktop icons for programs that you’re never going to touch again!

Store Stacks of Sheets & Stationery in Storage Bins

color lockers with handles closeupIf your business still depends on paper, think about organizing files directly into storage bins. Use color coding for easy organization. Blue for financial, green for client work, and red for problems can be a huge time saver.

Organize Your Office

Working day of office teamYou know when it’s time to clean up, and putting it off isn’t going to make anything any better. Taking the time and clearing the clutter can bring peace to your workflow and maximize your day. Once you have the current chaos compacted and stowed, it is so much easier to work and think about the future!

Now that you’re all clean and clear, what are you going to grow next?

Kara Masterson, author bio photoKara Masterson is a freelance writer from Utah. She enjoys Tennis and spending time with her family.