Stay organized in your Business
The key to staying organized is not about which type of file you have or whether you keep a stack or two of papers on your desk, but it’s about managing your business.
It’s about having systems in place to do things.
Therefore, you wan to establish a routine by which you can accomplish as much as possible in a given workday, whether that’s three hours for a part-time business or seven or nine hours as a full-timer.
In fact, you should develop systems and routines for just about every single business activity.
Small things such as creating a to-do list at the end of each business day, or for the week, will help keep you on top of important tasks to tackle.
Creating a single calendar to work from, not multiple sets for individual tasks or jobs, will also ensure that jobs are completed on schedule and appointments kept.
Incorporating family and personal activities into your work calendar is also critical so that you work and plan from a single calendar.
Customers are the backbone of your business
Your home business is not about the products or services that you sell. Your home business is not about the prices that you charge for your goods and services.
Your home business is not about your competition and how to beat them. Your business is all about your customers, or clients, period.
After all, your customers are the people that will ultimately decide if your business goes boom or bust. Everything you do in business must be customer focused, including your policies, warranties, payment options, operating hours, presentations, advertising and promotional campaigns and website. In addition, you must know who your customers are inside out and upside down.
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So, I have a friend running this bicycle business.
Actually he sells a lot of stuff: bicycles, roller skis, accessories and all sorts of equipment for spring and summer fun, and winter stuff like skis, poles, spiked tires for winter cycling, winter cycling shoes/gloves/suits…
He’s doing okay, but — like many business owners — he could always do better. He wants to do better… But he needs to fix his systems.
For example, he services bicycles for his customers. The services aren’t scheduled — usually people will just call him when they want it fixed or just checked to see if it’s ready for the season.
He does have a “system” for keeping track of repairs, parts used, and other details, for a particular customer’s bike. It started life as a spreadsheet, then he put together some software.
But his software doesn’t do what he needs it to, and it’s not optimal. So he asked me if I could come up with something better.
I could, of course. This is what I do.
In fact, with my background as a pretty successful business owner, I could come up with a lot of ideas he should incorporate into this business-wide system not only to make bicycle repairs easier to keep track of, but also benefit other areas of his business.
Just off the top of my head, here’s what I suggested:
- Keeping track of changing customer data and contact information
- Keeping track of customers’ bicycle repairs and parts used
- Keeping track of when things happened
- Automatically schedule time for a new yearly service for each customer
- … and send out reminders by text message
- Integrate all this with an email system, so he can send customers and clients promotional offers from time to time
- Allow him to make a note of what else his customers buy, so he can offer them products and services relevant to them personally
These are just a few of the things he could do with a fully integrated back-office system. It could save him a fortune in time and money… but I hope you can see how it could also make him a lot more money in regular services, increased likelihood of people servicing their equipment in the first place, and increased sales from more frequent and relevant promotions.
It’s a sound investment, because I estimate that he could make his money back within three months. After that, it’s all profit. Because this isn’t just a software solution for my clients. It’s a business solution. It solves business problems.
Setting goals in our life that are attainable within your path of your future is the key to making your goals come true.
I believe that you can start with a small goal first then fulfill that goal before starting a new one.
Give yourself praise for finishing that goal to help with felling a sense of accomplishment. The true felling of gratification is a large part of our everyday senses to help guide us through life.