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It is thrilling to take the time to do some spring cleaning at your business. Often when people think of spring cleaning they think if someone going around the house with yellow Playtex gloves, Clorox bleach and a scrub brush going through the house on a mission. If you own a business, any kind of business, spring is  great time for some back office housekeeping. Perhaps you are wondering how or where to spring clean at your business. Here are a few ideas:

 

  1. Business Plan
  2. Customer Service Plan
  3. Continuing Education

Business Plan

Of course you are operating your business with a written business plan, right? If not, take the time now to prepare a written business plan. A business plan is a guide to how your business will be running on a day to day basis. If for some reason you had to step away from your business due to an emergency situation, the written business plan provides the instructions needed to keep things running smoothly in your absence. Additionally, a written business plan causes you to think about, figure out and plan, marketing, sales, employee matters and all other business operations. Use the spring cleaning season to get your business plan in order.

Customer Service Plan

Customers make your business go around! It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor and call your customers patients,  a librarian who calls your customers patrons or a blogger who calls your customers readers. Your customers are important to your business and you need a good customer service plan to keep them happy. Take time to find out why your customers choose your business over other businesses. Keep in mind that if you take care of your customers, they will be around to take care of you! Use the spring cleaning season to review your customer service plan and make sure it is in proper working order.

 

spring clean at your business www.janeanesworld.com

Just as this bird is peeking out and getting ready spring, you should spring clean your business!`

 

Continuing Education

You know, you really can teach an old dog new tricks. That isone of the main reasons for continuing education requirements in most professions. No matter what your business type, there is always a course, class or book that will give new information, new ideas or trigger a thought on how you can run your business better. It is important to realize that just as sales people should always be closing, entrepreneurs should always be learning.  Use the spring cleaning season to find new sources of continuing education so you can up your game as a business owner.

 

 

 In conclusion, it is thrilling to take the time to do some spring cleaning at your business. So, the question for you this thrilling day is, what are you going to give some spring cleaning attention to at your business?

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69 Comments

  1. Thanks for this post! It’s a good idea to do a little “Spring Cleaning” with my blog!

  2. I need to start cleaning now! I have put it off too long.

  3. Saving Common Cents

    This is a really great reminder to air out everything during spring cleaning…including our businesses! I’m going to reorganize (and weed out) my photo files. I’ve got so many photos saved I think it’s really slowing down my PC.

  4. I have to agree – it’s not only applicable to our rooms and houses – but to our work, offices and computer files too!

  5. I guess it’s better to start to clear things up as early as possible.

  6. Continuing education is vital to make sure that you have fresh ideas for your business or in life in general.

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  7. Great idea. I tend to let things fo and then scramble around at the last minute. Organization is truly the key and what better time than Spring to clean all things, right?

  8. Good idea! I’m a stay-at-home mom, but I know what it used to feel like when I would clear out my desk (when I used to work) and organize things. Makes you more productive and feels great.

  9. I agree that your business needs to be spring cleaned just like your house does. I’ve gone through and changed out my design already and working on getting posts planned out for the next little while. My next step is to go through my picture and video folders, eek.

  10. Great tips. I have been taking classes at my local community college this past year to continue my education. I love to learn.

  11. I’m working on a to-do list for my work. things i want to get done outside of the regular daily chores.

  12. I’ve been trying to do a bit of work spring cleaning this week. It’s a great way to not only get more organized but also feel inspired to try something new.

  13. I try to spring my business monthly. This month I’ve been working on my editorial calendar, and jotting down ideas for our new blog design.

  14. I love this post! I’ve been spring cleaning my blog in hopes of furthering my blogging career.

  15. Really, it’s a must to organize something special close to our hearts, wherein, selecting the good and throw away the bad elements.

  16. I so need to do this. I bet my year would go so much better. I just need a business plan!

  17. Christina Shirley

    I need to sit down and figure out a better organizing plan for my blog. Like when I can write a couple posts and schedule them out instead of doing everything on the fly.

  18. A Woman The World Deserves

    Janeane this is so true! We font often think about our work place as in need of spring cleaning. But seriously we spend just as much time at work as we do at home.

  19. I actually just said this to a friend this week. I need to sit down and refocus my blog and create a mission. I’m a bit unsure what I want to do and how I Can move forward!

  20. Great advice. I really need to spring clean my blog!

  21. Great advice, I need to get on this Spring cleaning!

  22. I have yet to spring clean. I don’t wanna. Although I guess I might feel a lot better if I do.

  23. Spring is the best time to plot the year going into the first quarter.

  24. This is awesome info. A very good idea.

  25. It’s autumn here in NZ, but I’m doing some autumn cleaning now! So carthartic :)

  26. I need organization help in a big way. In fact, if I could spring clean my mind I’d be in much better shape!

  27. I use the beginning of each season to renew my goals, look at my vision board and review my business plan! Loved your post!

  28. This is a great reminder. We get so wrapped up in Spring Cleaning our homes and yards, that we forget about our work.

  29. I definitely need to Spring clean my business up! I’ll be working on it soon.

  30. We definitely need to do this for my husband. He runs his own business and it’s slow right now.

  31. Mama to 5 Blessings

    YES! I am spring cleaning up some old blog posts from when I 1st started back in 2009! It’s funny how different my writing is!

  32. These are great tips and fabulous advice! I really do need to re-evaluate and take a step back to “spring clean”!

  33. I did a big New Year’s clean out.

  34. I’m definitely refocusing in my (still somewhat new) profession. I’m attending a conference in two weeks and hope it will help with my direction!

  35. Thanks for the great advice! It’s a good time to refocus and make sure that I am on track and reevaluate my goals.

  36. It is always a great idea to reevaluate. Spring is an excellent motivator.

  37. You’re right, there are many areas where the term ‘Spring cleaning’ can be applied. This is a very motivating post!

  38. Heather Lawrence

    Great tips! I need to get organized asap.
    Any one willing to help? **snicker**

  39. lovenerdmaggie

    These are great tips! I definitely need to do some new planning and reorganizing for the business.

  40. I need to get around to spring cleaning my blog! I can think of several things I need to do.

  41. Lisa Jones acouponaddict

    I So Need To Clean Up My Paperwork Great Tips!!

  42. Amy Desrosiers

    I gave my to-do list some spring cleaning today and laid out all the little things I need to post about and share.

  43. I need to do some spring cleaning of my desk, first. Great ideas here!

  44. A Dash of Sanity

    Yes it does and I love the freshness that I feel each year.

  45. redheadbabymama

    My spring cleaning needs to get less out, and more IN! I need a media kit and to get basic tasks accomplished.

  46. fourth st payphone

    what great ideas! thank you

  47. shopwithmemamakim

    I definitely need to spring clean my office space! It is so unorganized!

  48. Such great advice that’s useful for bloggers too. I need to do some spring cleaning!

  49. Jessica @EatSleepBe

    I’m in the middle of spring cleaning right now!

  50. Spring cleaning, even for bloggers, is super important. Decluttering the office (or table) and the blog itself can make a huge difference. This is a great reminder to keep things fresh, in all aspects of life.

    • Virginia @thatbaldchick

      I have to declutter my office space next. I’ve been working on other areas, and as other family members “help” more lands on my desk.

  51. I keep saying this..I need to have goals. And actually WRITE them down!

  52. Virginia @thatbaldchick

    That cardinal picture is beautiful. I am definitely in need of spring cleaning in many areas. I love that spring breathes new life into everything.

  53. I just made a list of mini goals I have for my site for the next 3 months!! I feel like that’s a bit of spring cleaning

  54. Spring is a great time to get a fresh start. A good time to reevaluate or to start a new project.

  55. These are great tips! I never thought of spring cleaning a business before but it makes TOTAL sense! I love the picture of the lone cardinal in the trees…very beautiful.

  56. Bismah Abdelgawad

    This is so true! I have not thought of this before. My blog is in need of some changes. This would be a great opportunity for me to get it done before the summer begins.
    Thank you for the great tips :)

  57. It’s funny that you mention this, because I just took some courses on managing my business better and I also have a big redesign plan in place! It’s definitely time for some spring cleaning :)

  58. Terin Aleah Garrett

    I agree completely! I just had a new design made for my blog! :)

  59. I have started putting together a media kit to force myself to get organized.

  60. Lois Alter Mark

    Yes! I actually need to do more spring cleaning for my business than my house right now! Thanks for the push.

  61. How interesting! I never thought of spring cleaning for businesses!

  62. I Spring cleaned my office space and did a little redecorating to make the area look fresh and new. Amazing how a little does so much for my mood!

  63. I definitely need to get organized this spring with my business plan! Thanks for breaking it down!

  64. I totally just did a spring cleaning in my office space! I reorganized and decluttered, and it made a MASSIVE difference!

  65. Oh I am SO spring cleaning my blog business right now! It’s a little different than writing a business plan but close :) Thanks for the reminder.

  66. Tina @ Life Without Pink

    What a great post. Love the quote above. There’s a few things I need to work on and get organized :)

  67. Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

    Great reminders! Without a “map” for success no individual or business can get to where they need to go!

  68. I am totally on board with the good customer service plan. If I get great customer service somewhere, I am almost guaranteed to be a repeat customer and tell people about my positive experience.

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