3 Tips for Small Business Owners Who Hate Administration

Tips for Small Business Owners Who Hate Administration

Organization is crucial to the success of small business owners.

It can be difficult, especially if you have very little business expertise. But don’t fret. It is something that can be acquired if you’re willing to get organized and become truly successful.

1.     Workspace organization

The first thing you should consider is how functional is your workspace. Designate a main area to work in. Plan a storage system, for important papers and files. Make your life so much easier.

Organization is crucial

If you work from home, choose an area where you can work uninterrupted in a quiet area. Get away from family obligations. Make it private enough to work with clients.

If available, a spare bedroom makes the perfect office. Even designating a certain area within the kitchen may work just as well.

2.     Bookkeeping

Now your workspace is set up with a desk, computer and all other peripheral devices. The next step is thinking about how to keep track of your sales and business expenses.

There is a vast array of good accounting software. They are made especially for small business owners or entrepreneurs.

Use the Internet to search for the right software. It can be your number one resource when looking for what is right for your needs.

If you do have the funds available hire a professional accountant. Or even a bookkeeping firm to make your life easier.

Managing your cash flow is crucial for success. Remember, it will  take away monies that you need to grow and expand in the early stages of development. So be wise.

Keep in mind, the basic knowledge about accounting and its overview can be found on the Internet.

But, if you want to maintain control and learn the important aspects of accounting then try using QuickBooks for your business.

3.     Phone System

After you’ve setup your workspace, decided upon your bookkeeping system, then you must have a system in place to stay in touch with your customers and vendors.

Use your home phone or your cell phone, or Internet phone system.  Getting the right phone system is critical.

If most of your clients are local, then long distance calling may not be important.

But if you make a lot of long distance phone calls, then at some point you may want to consider some type of VoIP type of system, which give you much lower long distance rates without using your cell phone minutes.

Staying organized can save you time and energy. Using certain helpful tools and applications can make your business run smoother.

Doing things to keep you from running around in circles takes a little bit of effort, but building a successful business is worth it. Isn’t it?

4 thoughts on “3 Tips for Small Business Owners Who Hate Administration

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  • September 30, 2013 at 2:08 am

    You are telling me I cnonat just continue to use a single folder with all of my papers and a rubber band around it? Haha. I am only kidding, Rachel. Thanks for the tips!

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