Time to spring clean your business!

by Michele on April 10, 2014

Spring clean your solopreneur businessAround the beginning of the new year, there is a lot of drive and energy around changing things up.  It’s a great time to take stock of what is working and decide what will be different in the coming year.  Now that April is well under way, it’s time to take stock again and see how things are shaping up.  Are you where you wanted to be?  What’s done and what’s not done?



It’s also a great time of year to do some spring cleaning in your business.  In the same way spring feels like a good time to air out, clear out and deep clean your house, it’s also a good time to do the same for your business.

Here are a few places to get started:

  • Revise your autoresponder messages.  Review, rewrite, change the signature, change the greeting, change the language if it no longer suits you.
  • Update your information products.  What has changed since you first released it?  What have you learned that you can now add?  Is the price still appropriate?
  • Freshen your social media profiles.  Are your pictures all current?  Is your bio and business information polished?
  • Review your content calendar.  Has anything slipped?  Do you need to reschedule anything?
  • Check your big picture schedule for the year.  Are you ready for your next big projects?  Do you need to rearrange anything?
  • Clear your to-do list.  Are there any small, nagging tasks you could quickly complete?
  • Empty your email inbox.  Now is a great time to get your email under control.

I recently completed one of these projects myself by revising the ebook version of my ecourse “5 Essential Skills for Solopreneur Success.”  It had been about 2 years since I last updated it, and I found lots of places to make improvements in it.  Check it out here.

What projects will you do to spring clean your business?



Comments

  1. Mozette says:

    Way ahead of you on this part, Michelle.

    After the New Year, I started looking at the prices of my goods at the Creative Market and thinking that people liked variety. I got in and worked out different prices and gave bargains to people who didn’t have quite enough money and gave away a few freebies to kids… which everyone loved. This was in February.

    Last month’s market was great. I found out I was called ‘The Peg Lady’ and I had pushed out the last peg lady who had been there all last year (very cool and yet I felt horrible about it). I sold more stock than ever thanks to a new product I dreamed up (quite literally) and now it’s one of the most popular things around… 😀 I’m making more of it and painting up more coathangers and am always thinking of new things to get in and sell.

    Dad suggested I sell food items… but there’s a workplace health and safety thing I have to pass for that and I don’t think it’s wise to move into an area I know nothing about. I’ll stick with what I’m doing. And last month, I made $41.50 which is more than I made in February, which was $21.00. 😀

    1. Michele says:

      Great report, so glad you are doing well! Michele

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  3. Marcia says:

    Great advice Michele! I also recommend for business owners and anyone really to clean up their digital life! Sometimes, we do not realize the amount of digital clutter we accumulate on a daily and weekly basis.

    Spring cleaning is the perfect time to organize your digital life!

    1. Michele says:

      I love the idea of decluttering your digital life. I know I have to regularly declutter in other areas, so why not in my digital life where it is so tempting to keep too much? Thanks for the comment. Michele

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