The Business Edge Blog

March 13, 2012

Spring Cleaning Your Business

Spring Cleaning

My last blog talked about looking at your business from the outside to see the image your potential customers see and cleaning up your image during the extra daylight hours provided by Daylight Savings Time.  Today I hope you’ll take a look at your business from the “inside”.  It’s time for Spring Cleaning – so why not take a look at our business systems and see what outdated systems we can clear away?

Often we roll along in our businesses and don’t even stop to question if things we are doing are serving us well.  Of course they were great ideas when we instituted them, but can we adopt a better system?

Let’s say you’re a handyman or a contractor and often have to run to the hardware store for those “little items” that a job requires.  How do you handle all your project receipts and how do you bill your customer for one part when they are packed in 4’s?  Is your current system serving you well, or is there a better way?

Let’s say your business is a service organization that creates a client file for each new client and needs input from a number of sources.  Do you easily lose track of how long a file has been sitting waiting for additional information?  Do you have a system in place to monitor how long a file has been waiting?  If you do, is it working for you?

Think about the elements of your business that could use a Spring Cleaning or sprucing up.  Share your thoughts with us below.

Holly Hanson                      Licensed Professional Business Coach

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2 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Council Blogs.

    Comment by councilblogs — March 13, 2012 @ 7:48 am | Reply

  2. Good advice. It’s all in the details.

    Comment by encorenow — March 13, 2012 @ 1:37 pm | Reply


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