All of us have areas of our lives that are disordered and in need of attention. And for small business owners, that could well extend to the enterprises they’ve founded and work hard to maintain. While the back office of your business might require some dusting and vacuuming, now is also the time for cleaning up your files, inventory, receipts and other business information.
While this task most likely won’t be a cinch, it doesn’t have to be insurmountable either. Here are some essential steps for cleaning up and reorganizing the most vital parts of your company’s finances and operations.
Clean up your files
Whether your digital records are backup files or primary sources of data, take stock of how organized they are. Cleaning up your files can help performance and strengthen your security. Delete old files, backup necessary files and run system checks.
These days there are fewer reasons to have any vast amount of paper records in your business. Across the U.S., about 69 million tons of paper are used each year. That figure accounts for a lot of trees.
Fortunately, going paperless has become popular enough that you can find many ways to do so as a small business owner. An easy way to start is to go paperless with your policies or account statements. Many companies offer online enrollment for service agreements, statements and other documents. Read More