Most everyone believes they are organized. In actuality, everyone could improve in several areas.
I hear many objections to being organized. “It takes too much time,” “My office is too small,” or “I don’t know what to do or where to start!”
Don’t let these objections stop you! Organize anyway. It will you save time, and if your office is small, then it really needs to be organized. If you don’t know where to start, then start at the beginning, and create a system that keeps track of your materials so that you can better manage your business.
Not being and keeping organized is one of the biggest pitfalls for small business owners. People who are naturally good at organizing and keeping records tend to have Introvert or Analytical personalities. Yet most successful entrepreneurs are known for being Amiables, Expressives and Drivers. This means it takes more of an effort for most entrepreneurs to create and keep order. That’s not to say, with a little discipline some types can’t become well organized. From my personal experience, I believe anyone can. Remember, once your business is established and you are profitable, outsource the tasks that are challenging. Then use the time you save for marketing, you’ll make much more than it costs to have someone do the things you’re not thrilled about. In the meantime, having a system that works for you is vital to operating your business. There are no right or wrong systems, only what will work for you. Rarely does someone else’s system work for everyone. One benefit is that when you develop your system, you know exactly how it works.