Small Biz Tip: Organize Your Desk

Tips from July 9, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be about getting rid of the clutter and cleaning your desk. Clean out your desk drawers & designate a purpose for each one. Example: supply, personal, and brand/logo drawers. Only keep supplies you use on a regular basis on your desk: several pens/pencils, stapler, post its, notepad, and calendar. Consider buying multifunctional equipment: all-in-one printer, scanner, copier & fax machine eliminate clutter & allow space. Keep quirky items to personalize your desk that don’t get in the way of necessities: pictures, posters, comics or mementos. Daily Overview: A cluttered desk shows others you are not focused about your job. Get organized and get serious. [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Money Management: Take a Step Back and Readjust

Tips from June 30, 2009 The Small Business tips today will be about taking a step back and readjusting how you manage your business. If things are slow, change your look and feel about your business.  Keep your business updated with current times and trends to catch potential customers' eyes. Ask for feedback from customers about what can be done to update your business.  Loyal customers can give a great response as they are dedicated to your business. Recalculate your budget.  Some of the money you thought was a good idea to spend in one area may be better in another.  If needed, write up a modified budget and think about how you can save. Keep track of your office supplies.  Take inventory and cut back on your overstocked supplies and focus your money on purchasing the essential ones. ABC members have discounts on thousands of products at Staples. Go to [Read Full Article]