Why your business needs to get organized

Guest Column:
Kristin MacRae
Have you recognized that you are stressed, overwhelmed and paralyzed due to your disorganization? Are you losing time, money and clients? Are you the type that “clears” a space once a month, thinking you are productive? Are you wasting precious time searching for documents or important files? Do you have a process to handle every piece of information that arrives in your office? More

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Why your business needs to get organized

Guest Column:
Kristin MacRae
Posted 2/24/14

Have you recognized that you are stressed, overwhelmed and paralyzed due to your disorganization? Are you losing time, money and clients? Are you the type that “clears” a space once a month, thinking you are productive? Are you wasting precious time searching for documents or important files? Do you have a process to handle every piece of information that arrives in your office?

It’s never too late to get organized. Get out of your comfort zone and be open to change. There are so many great opportunities out there that you may be missing out on, but because you are disorganized, they have slipped by you. Make that change, get organized and reap the benefits.

Here are six reasons your business needs to get organized:

• Save money. Have you been so disorganized that you are paying your bills late or paying them late because you can’t find them? You are wasting money in late fees. Your credit score drops when you pay bills late and your interest rates will increase. Keep paying your bills late and you will eventually have to deal with collection agencies which will also cost you money.

Do you store your supplies in one area? If not, you will be wasting money purchasing duplicate items you already own. Keep all office supplies itemized and categorized in one area in your office.

If you have piles of papers on your desk and thrown into drawers, I will guarantee that there are cash, checks and gift cards mixed in those drawers and piles.

Set up working, organized systems to handle the paper and money that arrives into your office and never lose money again.

I assure you, if you are disorganized, you are throwing money out the window.

• Reduce Stress. We all have stressful situations that arise in our workday. When you are organized and have systems in place, it is much easier to handle a stressful situation. If you are disorganized, you are more prone to stress on a daily basis. Have a working filing system and have a system for everything you do in your office.

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