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Every home needs a good spring clean every now and then, and a business is no different. We work more effectively and efficiently when there is order about us.
Here are five ways you can spring clean your business and let it grow:
Update your online presence
Regularly check that your website and social media pages still contain relevant information. Is there copy or accompanying images that could be amended to reflect your offering more accurately? Are your prices listed correctly? Updating these little details could make a big impact on how your business is perceived.
Evaluate your human capital
Take time to ensure that all staff are fulfilling the needs of your company. Which roles are being filled well, do staff responsibilities or responsibilities need to be rearranged, or do you need to appoint new staff?
Re-examine your business plan
Your original business plan stays the blueprint of the vision you had for your business. Spend time revisiting it once a year – Spring is the ideal time – and update it to keep in line with developments and changes in the company. Keeping in touch with the foundation you built your business on will prove invaluable.
Set yourself up for success psychologically
While you’re revisiting your business plan, think about your long-term goals, both for your business and for your own career. You might find that your idea of how your business should grow or your perception of how the company will look in 10 years’ time has changed. By ‘chatting to your future self’ and backtracking the steps in getting to where you dream to be, you should clearly see the practical steps required to actually achieve your business goals. You are basically setting yourself up psychologically for success.
Get on top of admin
You just have to do it. Clear an afternoon, pour cups of coffee, do whatever it takes to get the job done. It may be necessary to call in help from business support services that specialise in business administration. Staying on top of your administrative tasks will free you up to focus on what you do best – running your business.MiWay’s Business Insurance team is serious about providing business insurance solutions tailored to your business, while enabling business owners to live their way and enjoy the fruits of their investment.