Owning your own business is very difficult at beginning. Scheduling, brainstorming, organizing and making the connections that you need to to make your business work are all things that have to come together to make you successful in business.
Here are a few ways I stay on top of everything and get organized.
1.) Asana is an app that I use with several of my clients, for multiple projects. You can assign a certain project to someone, keep track of projects for yourself or make a project for a group. You can make many comments, change the due date and mark complete on the tasks. You can also group tasks into one folder for a project to keep things a tad more organized. Asana is a wonderful way to keep track of things on the go and at home.
2.) Trello is an app that you can throw notes onto Boards and keep track of different things not just tasks. Trello can be great for day to day To Do Lists, Vacation Planning, Meal Planning, Vision Boards and more. You can print from Trello, attach photos/links, share with a team, add to your Google Calendar and so much more. If you are a visual person, Trello is for you.
3.) Planners and lists are also my go to for an organized business. Daily i make to do lists and jot down ideas of things i need to do for the day. I created a simple, printable Daily Calendar to use over and over. Mainly because i am one of those people that has to write EVERYTHING down or i will forget. Planners are a great way to keep up with your month and year. Write big ideas and due dates and special occasions here. My favorite is Bullet Journaling for my Planner and Trackers.
4.) Google drive is a catch all for everything file related. No need for Microsoft word, you can type documents right there. They have a file similar to Word and one similar to Excel. The files save constantly during creation so no fear of loosing them. You can keep these in multiple folders and label them to keep everything organized (you can even color code them). Google also has a wonderful calendar that you can set your special dates on and keep track of your month here as well. Then there are other handy Google apps like Google Photos, Google Forms, Google Hangouts and so much more. You can also share certain folders with your clients or team.
5.) Hiring a Personal Assistant can be vital in helping you keep your sanity. I am able to help out people from all walks of life, all types of businesses and from all around the world. A Personal Assistant should be able to help you manage your time by doing the small things (or big things or things you don't want to) to keep your focus on a successful business and your clients. A Personal Assistant can help you with all sorts of things from Email management/organization, spreadsheets, client/team tracking, bookkeeping, Social Media Posting, Blog management, Graphic Designing and so so much more. Your Personal Assistant should allow you to Work Smarter Not Harder.
How do you keep your business organized? Do you have your systems that you love or apps that help you out along the way? I would love to know your ideas. Join our Tribe over at Living Without Limits and share your tips and tricks. Be sure to tag me so I can chat with you.
With Joyous Gratitude,