Small business owners and entrepreneurs need to fill for multiple roles at once. Some days you are a store associate, some days, you are an accountant, or a customer service representative or a staff manager before even having your morning coffee. On such days when you are on the run, it can seem like impossible to stay on the top of your game.
Multi-tasking, at this point, isn’t always an easy feat. If you’ve ever missed an important call or forgotten about a scheduled meeting, you know how challenging it is to stay organized when you’re the only person running the show.
Small business sellers process around hundreds and sometimes thousand (if they get lucky) transactions every month. If your business isn’t on a roll like a well-oiled machine, then you’re likely to cut loose on revenue opportunities.
One good thing is about all of this is that it’s easily manageable through proper organization.
To nail your duties as an entrepreneur, improve your efficiency, and keep your head above water, consider some of our tips to become the best version of you:
Set Your Goals
Before you even set your feet into the ‘getting organized’ pool, you need to set your goals straight.
You are obviously grown up enough to know that setting achievable goals is imperative when starting any task. The same rule applies to staying organized
Set 1st and 2nd tier goals to prioritize and properly tackle all the tasks in your quest to declutter.
First-tier goals – these represent your daily tasks and take the spot of the first priority.
Second-tier goals – these are the tasks that may wait for a while and can be completed by your employees when they have free time in between first-tier goals.
Perform batching – group all your tasks according to their genre and be mindful of completing them all step by step.
De clutter and organize your store
When you’re running a store, clutter equals shrinkage.
Shrinkage in your store can arise due to lost inventory, delayed deliveries, missed customer service scenarios, or oversights on little tasks you don’t even know you’re missing out on.
The best way to be all under control in your store? Invest in an integrated point of sales system that can help you track inventory and sales to streamline the flow of your supply chain operations. A customized pos system for the specific store can also help declutter faster e.g. a pizza pos system for a pizza place or a grocery store point of sales system for a grocery store
Store your data
It is all too easy to lose essential customer data or not make most of it when you’re organizing the information manually. However, it is also not so hard to complicate things if you incorporate multiple technical solutions into your business.
Store data on your cloud POS system. Make it your one-stop-solution for all the data and information needs to make important business decisions without being physically available at the store.
There are many benefits to getting organized when you are running your own business or working for yourself. Clearly communicate your expectations, stay true to your goals and commitments, and be mindful of little obstacles that come in between.