Getting Organized As An Entrepreneur

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The job of being an entrepreneur can be daunting. With so many tasks, getting everything in order and organized is essential. There are several proven systems that can help to improve your organization and lead a profitable business.

Organized desk area

The first place to start is with your desk. Often, this is where you will spend a lot of your time. And if you have clients visiting your location, the last thing you will want to show them is a messy desk. Please take a few minutes before leaving every day and leave it neat and organized.

Many people like to use a folder system. You can use different colors for different departments. For example, green could be accounting while blue for client work.

Label all files and keep them in alphabetical or chronological order, whichever that applies.

To-do lists

With so many varied tasks, you’re going to need to make a to-do list every day. Some people like to keep work and home life separate, but others want to use the same list. People go about to-do lists differently, but many like to start the day with the most challenging task at hand. Once you get that out of the way, it’s smooth sailing.

One calendar

You’ll need a calendar system. The choice you will need to make is a paper one versus a computerized one. What’s great about an online one (such as Apple or Google) is that people can invite you to appointments, making things easier.

10 Lifetime goals

Make a list of ten-lifetime goals. They don’t necessarily have to be achieved within the next year or even ten years. This will keep you optimistic and hungry.

1–2 Business goals

What are one or two goals you aim to achieve this year with business? Increase clients by 15%? Hire two new employees? Type it out and keep it near your bedside. Some benefit from reading in the morning and evening.

Get rid of clutter

It would be best if you got rid of the office supplies you haven’t used. You can either return them to the store for credit or donate them. The less clutter, the better

Slack

Slack is a great messaging tool for quick communication amongst teams. Consider it if you have a lot of people working in varied locations. It can also be used to send reminders.

You are being organized as an entrepreneur is critical to success. If you follow these tips, you’re well on your way to being a success.

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Jerel Benjamin is an innovative entrepreneur based in Austin, TX. He’s currently serving as the CEO for ProfitGold, which he founded in 2004. JerelBenjamin.org

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