Have you ever had one of those days when most of the plates you’re spinning in the air come crashing down at your feet? You know, the days when you accidentally show up to an appointment that was rescheduled last week, create and send payment request to Bob for services provided to Joe? We have all been there, it’s not hard to trip and tumble through all of the small details that keep your business alive and running. It’s time to pause, get things in order and simplify.
Organize: Sometimes, all you need to get things back on track is a little cleaning up. Clean up your computer desktop, vacuum out your car, clean your equipment and color code your financials. Start this process in your main workspace and see where it takes you. Determine a process for everything and write it down. Company policies and handbooks are important, even if you’re the only one who reads it.
Evaluate: Now that you have cleaned and organized your space and process, determine what works for you and what doesn’t. Start a mental inventory of your business and its direction. Are you where you thought you’d be at this point? If not, make a list of the reasons why.
Eliminate: Always late for your 9am across town? Change it to 10am and save yourself the stress. Joe Client never pays on time? Put his sessions on hold until he brings a check. Get rid of anything holding you or your business from moving forward. Don’t be afraid to ‘clean house’ to make room for what’s important: growth.
Communicate: One of the most valuable skills you will learn as a ‘solopreneur’ is how to communicate with your clients through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Update your clients on your new process and policies, invite them to offer suggestions and feedback and always notify them of any changes that will affect their services.
Automate: Choosing the right tools to automate your business can cut your administrative hours in half and allow you more time to focus on what’s important: your clients. The Artichoke Mobile Client Management Solution is a one-stop-shop for all of your businesses needs. Manage your appointments, save your client contacts, track payments, and message your clients all from one simple platform.
Get organized, get booked, get paid.