Of all the people in business, many of them are running things by the seat of their pants.  Things are done at the last minute, deadlines are barely met or missed and with no support systems in place, eventually things start to fall through the cracks.  To be in business and to really mean business you have to be on top of things and handle your business.

Doing so means being organized and having systems set up within your business that support you.  Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

  • You waste time looking for things because your paperwork isn’t organized
  • Your tax returns aren’t filed on time because you can’t find all of your receipts
  • You incur late fees due to bills not being paid on time
  • You miss connecting or following up with prospective and current clients
  • At times you feel overwhelmed
  • You’re working plenty of hours but nothing’s getting done

Unfortunately, these things happen quite often and are a way of life for a lot of people in business.  Typically business owners get caught up and lost in wearing multiple hats and as a result, their business suffers.  Because you wear multiple hats and because life moves at the speed of sound, you have to create systems that support you in running your business.

So, what do you need and where do you begin?  My next couple of posts will get you there.  First we’ll look at eliminating the #1 culprit–paper.