With spring’s arrival, many of us are dedicating time to cleaning our homes, yards, and garages. But spring cleaning isn’t just good for your home; it can benefit your small business as well. There are plenty of “spring cleaning” tasks you can do to clear out the clutter, get organized, and refresh your business processes. Check out these spring cleaning tips designed to help your business grow and thrive.
Revisit your business plans
When was the last time you looked at your business plan with a critical eye? Take a day to revisit your business plan and refine your strategies. What are your big-picture goals for the next quarter? What do you need to do to reach your goals? Determine what steps you need to take and create a timeline to achieve your goals. By making an action plan, you’ll increase your commitment to making your goals a reality.
Organize your workspace
If your workspace is making you feel stressed, disorganized, and unproductive, it’s time to declutter your desk! Look around: do you have piles of papers and files surrounding your desk? Is there a mess of tangled wires around your work station? Do you have too many knick-knacks crowding your space? Start by eliminating excess clutter. Keep important papers in folders and use a filing system. Store office supplies in small containers in your desk drawer, and keep the personal items on your desk to a minimum. You may find that a clean desk equals a clearer mind!
Tidy up your web presence
You may have created a website years ago without making any changes. However, it’s important to check your business’s website on a regular basis, at least once a year. Make sure the content and photos are still relevant and up-to-date, and that all links are still working.
Streamline your operations
As a small business owner, you’re likely looking for ways to improve time-consuming processes and streamline your operations. Faced with the challenge of getting more done in less time with fewer resources, many small businesses are turning to outsourcing for tasks such as product assembly, kitting, packaging, and order fulfillment. At Ohio Valley Goodwill, our Industrial Services Division provides labor outsourcing solutions for small businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.
Our innovative approach to outsourcing offers local firms quality assembly, kitting, fulfillment and packaging services while providing meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities. Unlike machine assembly lines and kitting services, which need to be stopped, retooled and restarted, every member of our workforce is independently empowered to complete their job. Our large, flexible workforce gives firms a competitive advantage, helping to save valuable time and reduce overhead costs.
See how Goodwill can help your business grow! Contact us today for a free tour of our facilities and learn more about the benefits of outsourcing with Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Industrial Services Division.