I know it is not quite spring yet but with the summer weather we are having on the East Coast I cannot help but think Spring. It started by me going through some closets and clothing as I do at the beginning of every season. One of those closets is in my office and after I am done going through my “work” clothes I usually move on to the desk, file cabinets and shelves.
This is not the only “cleaning” that you should do. Below are some other parts of our business which need a regular look at and touch up if necessary.
Go through your social media profiles and accounts. If you have added a skill, education or certification be sure to add it. Look at your bio, both short and long and make sure that it is accurately portraying your brand. Edit your picture to reflect how you look today.
Review your website. Check to be sure the links are still working and that your targeted keywords are incorporated. Also be sure to add new products or services that you may have added. This can even be your chance to revive an ailing website because it is outdated.
Go through your computer files. Archive those that are older and that you no longer access. If you know that you will not be using them again, delete them. Usually when I do this I move the files to the cloud, put a tickler on my calender, notify past clients that they have 30 days to retrieve this information before it is permanently removed.
Update your email accounts. If you are like me, you have email accounts for business, personal and even signing up for freebies. If you have accounts that you never access, close them or safeguard them from hijacking. On the flip side, set up accounts needed for your business (i.e. billing@, custservice@, administration@) and if you have not set up account in conjunction with your domain, no time like the present.
And finally, update business safeguard processes. Check to be sure you have the latest version of hard-drive backup, process manuals and security programs. If you do not have these items now is a great time to get them together so in the event of an emergency you will be more than prepared.
What other things do you do to keep yourself and your business organized and ready to go? Not sure what you need to do, contact us for a needs analysis to get your business thinking spring.
Oh yeah…don’t forget to review your credit reports. itis important to protect your identity but to be also that your scores accurately reflect your accounts and activity.