Spring always brings about some of the most anticipated activities each year: glorious weather after a harsh winter, new growth in the garden, baby animals popping up like crazy, and spring cleaning. But don’t stop the spring cleaning with just your home; your business is probably in need of a deep clean too! How? Read on to find our best tips for spring cleaning your company!
Don’t know where to start? Start with organization. Every business is in need of some sort of organization and thanks to easy-to-use electronic solutions, it’s easier than ever to efficiently organize your company!
Gusto is a great payroll solution that takes the hassle out of accounting. Gusto automates your payroll, automatically files your taxes, and checks for hidden deductions. Gusto also allows employees to fully onboard themselves, saving you even more valuable time and effort. Gusto even has a time-tracking feature for both W2 employees and 1099 contractors so they can clock in and out; employers simply approve the hours entered at the end of the pay period. Utilizing a simple automated payroll software like Gusto frees up more of your time to do what you do best – run your company.
Need help spring cleaning your project management? Move away from complicated and messy handwritten lists and charts to an easy online task management software like Asana. We love Asana for managing everything from complicated, multi-step projects among multiple team members to just checking off individual daily tasks. Asana allows employees and managers to track progress of projects and collaborate virtually – no need to be in the same building or even time zone!
Speaking of messy papers, a scanning app makes keeping track of those never-ending stacks of paper easier to manage. We utilize DocScan often for its ease of use – simply download the app to your phone and start scanning, allowing you to quickly banish those papers messily strewn all over your desk to the cloud.
The Productivity Planner is one of our favorite business tools. Grab one today and simply enter in everything you need to run your business: weekly wins, tasks not yet completed, things to follow up on, all in one easy to read location. We love utilizing the Productivity Planner to keep track of everything we have going on. Pro tip: scan one page of the planner using DocuSign and upload it to your digital notebook so you can increase productivity from all of your devices.
Get Out of Your Garage
Perhaps your spring cleaning initiatives are a bit more physical in nature. You already utilize all the best apps for business organization but really need a physical location that will allow you to take control back of your spare bedroom or garage. Contact the KEDC! The KEDC can help find exactly what your business needs – the perfect storefront and/ or headquarters!
Fund Your Idea
Maybe your version of spring cleaning is finally getting that great business venture funded. The KEDC can help turn your ideas into reality thanks to various sources of funding. The KEDC can introduce you to the right local bankers, point you in the direction of who is best suited to fund your idea, and can even introduce you to local non-profit micro-lenders! What more could you ask for?
It doesn’t take long to institute some spring cleaning initiatives at your business but can make a world of difference! Reach out to the KEDC today for help in organizing your business ideas into a reality!