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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.


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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?

About Janeane Davis

I am a superhero, also known as a wife and mom. Loving my kids is my super power. I believe every working woman can succeed and be happy with the right encouragement, inspiration and motivation. That is why I blog at Janeane's World. I have written several books to help encourage, inspire and motivate. The first book How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed is a detailed master plan parents can use to help their children do better in school, get the services they need and do better in life. I wrote the 5 part series of Take Action Now books to help people kiss procrastination done and be motivated to get things done and succeed in life. I am the President and Chief Executive Officer of James, Davis and Associates, a private consulting firm that was created to serve as a strategic planning resource to help businesses grow and thrive in the modern marketplace. Contact me directly at 215-586-3897, or janeanedavis@ janeanesworld.com to schedule a consultation.


Spring Cleaning – Your Business Needs It — 69 Comments

  1. malia p on said:

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

  2. cyndie on said:

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

  3. Saving Common Cents on said:

    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. latonyal on said:

    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?

  6. Lexie Lane on said:

    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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. melinda on said:

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

  10. 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.

  11. Catherine L. on said:

    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.

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

  13. Dina Demarest on said:

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

  14. Christina Shirley on said:

    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.

  15. A Woman The World Deserves on said:

    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.

  16. 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!

  17. traceynicole on said:

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

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

  19. Debbie Denny on said:

    This is awesome info. A very good idea.

  20. Rosie Hunter on said:

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

  21. Wendy Kaufman on said:

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

  22. Claudia Krusch on said:

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

  23. Lisa C on said:

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

  24. Aly Mashrah on said:

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

  25. Erin Slocum on said:

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

  26. Mama to 5 Blessings on said:

    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!

  27. Lauryn on said:

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

  28. Robin Gagnon on said:

    I did a big New Year’s clean out.

  29. jaimemckee on said:

    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!

  30. April Mims on said:

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

  31. gogrowgo on said:

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

  32. mail4rosey on said:

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

  33. Heather Lawrence on said:

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

  34. lovenerdmaggie on said:

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

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

  36. Lisa Jones acouponaddict on said:

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

  37. Amy Desrosiers on said:

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

  38. A Dash of Sanity on said:

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

  39. redheadbabymama on said:

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

  40. fourth st payphone on said:

    what great ideas! thank you

  41. shopwithmemamakim on said:

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

  42. Karen Koblan on said:

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

  43. Jessica @EatSleepBe on said:

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

  44. Jenni E. on said:

    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 on said:

      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.

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

  46. Virginia @thatbaldchick on said:

    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.

  47. 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

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

  49. 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.

  50. Bismah Abdelgawad on said:

    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 :)

  51. 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 :)

  52. Terin Aleah Garrett on said:

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

  53. Heather on said:

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

  54. Lois Alter Mark on said:

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

  55. SippyCupMom on said:

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

  56. Debbie Lamb on said:

    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!

  57. allyson on said:

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

  58. Isabella Grey on said:

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

  59. ginabad on said:

    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.

  60. Tina @ Life Without Pink on said:

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

  61. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) on said:

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

  62. Robin Rue on said:

    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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