Staying Organised in Your Small Business: 5 Essential Tips

December 6, 2023

Regain control of your time and elevate productivity with our organisational strategies crafted just for you and your small business.

Staying Organised in Your Small Business: 5 Essential Tips

Running your own business is exciting, right? Let’s be honest, though, it also means wearing many hats, which can sometimes feel a bit like juggling flaming torches while riding a unicycle. We know the struggle of trying to stay on top of everything, and it’s difficult.

Juggling numerous tasks, appointments, and responsibilities can sometimes make managing your time seem like you’re fighting an unwinnable uphill. With the right organisational strategies, however, you can easily streamline your processes and enhance productivity.

If you’re unsure where to start, we’ve got you covered with five essential tips to help you stay organised so you can focus more on growth and less on chaos.


A Clear Work Area for Productivity

Here's an often-unwelcomed home truth: a cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.

We're all about creating a workspace that's less 'help, I'm drowning in papers' and more 'look at me being all productive and calm'.

So, the first step to business organisation is tackling that desk – with a little decluttering and some nifty storage solutions, you'll be on your way to a workspace that not only sparks productivity but a sense of zen, too.

One Space for Everything

Keeping tabs on all your appointments and important information can often feel daunting, especially when you’re already feeling overwhelmed.

The solution? Put everything in one place.

Whether it's a digital haven or a trusty old-school diary, having one go-to spot for all your important info is like having a secret weapon against double bookings and missed opportunities.

Find a CRM that Works for You

Let's talk about CRM software – it's not just another digital buzzword, it's a real-life game-changer.

For small businesses, finding and utilising the right CRM software is your key to streamlining operations, managing client relationships and organising tasks.

Whether it’s Studio Ninja, Dubsado or something else, you’ve got to pick a CRM that meshes with your style.

It's like having a personal organiser who's always on the ball, so you can focus on the bigger picture.

‘Eat the Frog’: Tackle the Most Challenging Task First 

Here's a little nugget of wisdom from Productivity Consultant Brian Tracy: 'Eat that Frog'.

Yes, it sounds weird, but hear us out.

The phrase is based on a piece of advice from Mark Twain and means tackling your most daunting task first thing in the morning. It's all about taking that big, scary, to-do list item and showing it who's boss for that extra boost of serotonin and structure early in your day.

Conquer that first thing, and the rest of your to-do list will feel like a walk in the park.

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!

You might think you need to be a superhero and do it all, but here’s the honest truth – that's often how disorganisation and overwhelming burnout happen.

It’s time to embrace the art of delegation, and you don’t have to break the bank to do it.

Whether that’s investing in automation software to handle some of your most tedious tasks, or outsourcing to freelancers and contractors, it can often be the key to keeping your sanity intact.

Virtual Assistants (VAs) can be a game-changer for small businesses, taking on those time-sucking tasks so you can do what you do best. We’re like your personal business sidekicks but without the employee costs, adept at managing a variety of tasks - from administrative duties to social media management and so much more.

Don’t Hit Burnout

Organisation isn't just about sorting papers and time management. It's about setting yourself up for success in a way that feels good. These five tips aren't just advice; they're the stepping stones to a calmer, more focused you.

At Ashwood VA, we understand the unique challenges faced by small business owners. We’re not just a delegation specialist or support team, we’re here to help you find that perfect balance so you can focus on what you love.

Ready to stop juggling and start thriving? Reach out to us. Together, we’ll make sure your small business isn’t just running; it’s soaring.