What is the old saying about March – “in like a lion and out like a lamb”? Well that was definitely NOT the case this past week at the Jersey Shore. Yes, the weekend got warmer but not before we had that last blast of winter. I am SO over winter, the cold and SNOW! As we approach April 1st, some start to think about spring cleaning. I know that my mom does this ALL the time. I am not one for the whole house cleaning in preparation for Spring but I am ready to Spring Clean my business.
Spring cleaning your business gives you a chance to take a look out what you did during the winter (or the first quarter of the year) and make some changes to either get you back on track for the rest of the year or to keep you moving forward towards your goals. So, here are some steps from Matthew Anderson of theselfemployed.com:
Evaluate Your Overall Goals – The first quarter of the year is done, are you on track? If not, what happen? Did you get a case of the winter blues? This is the time to JUMPSTART your business.
Eliminate Anything That’s Not Working – This can be a difficult since you have to take responsibility for what is NOT working in your business. What are the things that are NOT working and that are holding you back? Don’t be afraid to prune these things and make room for what you truly want – growth.
Begin New Growth – Now that you know the direction that you want to go in, and you’ve gotten rid of practices that will hinder you, set out to begin to grow your business. Double your customer care calls. Commit to a new level of customer service to attract more repeat business. In short, break out of your comfort zone and watch your business improve!
Straighten Your Office – Don’t let this be a time waster – Take a day or two and overhaul your workspace to get ready for spring. File old documents, organize your desk, and take care of any old business. Make sure you have your systems in place. You may even want to move your furniture around to give everything that “new” feeling.
After Boot Camp Thirty One style this past weekend, I am ready to spring clean? Do you do any entrepreneurial spring cleaning this time of year? Share your stories with us in the comments section below.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!