Running a small business is no easy task. As a small business owner you must be a jack-of-all-trades, proficient in finances, idea development, staff management and organisation. Here are some simple ways you can get the most out of your small business.
Give your office a makeover
Regardless of the size of your business, refurbishing or renovating your business can help you to find extra space that can be capitalised on. By refitting your business with new furniture, equipment and fixtures you can transform your business from looking cluttered and chaotic to inviting and orderly. Organisations such as TU Projects can help you redesign your office to maximise the space and arrangement of your office, to ensure that your business looks and operates at its best.
Make time to assess your office space
Small business owners are often time poor and have less time for rearranging their work environment. But it is crucial to continually reassess the way your space is working in terms of effectiveness and need for improvement.
Digitalise paper receipts
Today there is no reason to keep paper receipts from restaurants, clients and suppliers. Though easier in the short-term these can become painful and messy. Instead scan receipts and store them on your computer, external hard drive, flash drive or in the cloud. This will make receipts more manageable and this is also a space-saving solution.
Sometimes it is not possible to digitalise paperwork, so instead file paperwork efficiently. Invest in smart office storage designed to take up minimal room, while housing and organising your files and documents beautifully. Storage cabinets and drawer units are a popular option, but also consider wall mounted shelves and drawers to maximize floor space.
Spring clean your business
Recycle broken electronic equipment, plugs and cords by donating them to your local opportunity shop. Go through your office and identify anything you haven’t used in the past year. Remove the item and dispose of it appropriately. Only keep items that are an integral part of your business. Your office will then become a minimalist, decluttered workspace that will help you to think and work more efficiently and make clearer business decisions.
It can be difficult to find the time, effort and money to reorganise your small business, but the results are worth it. How have you managed to get the most out of your small business? Post a comment below.