March is nearly here – are you ready for spring in Boston?
As we prepare for the snow to start thawing, the Vargas and Vargas Insurance office
is preparing for its annual spring cleaning. Want to use this opportunity to
organize your Boston business? Here are a few things that you can do to ‘Spring
Clean’ your way to success!
1. Clear the Clutter
The most well-known Spring Cleaning task is unarguably the
physical cleaning. It’s time to break out your sanitizing supplies and make
sure that your office sparkles. Get rid of dirt and grime, and make sure not to
miss any of the hard-to-reach spots.
Now is also the perfect time to evaluate the state of your
office. Could the paint use a little touching up? Have you been putting off a cosmetic
repair? Get those done now, especially in areas that clients see. Remember – your
office only gets one chance at a first impression, so make sure it’s a good one
for both customers. Employees will also appreciate a new and fresh look, so think
about improving your décor or rearranging your office space.
2. Get Organized
Now is also the perfect time to go through your pesky files
and make sure that everything is in order. Shred anything you don’t need and
organize the rest. Remember that your digital files should also be included in
this task! All of your files should be logically organized and easy to find in
Now is also the perfect time to organize your Social Media
pages. Who in your business takes care of these? Do they have a posting
schedule? Are they planning out posts ahead of time? How quickly are they able
to answer any questions that come in via these platforms? All of these questions
need to be addressed.
3. Assess Your Expenses
When was the last time that you cleaned up your business’s
expense account? You should be combing through your outgoing payments often,
but a deep cleaning once a year will give you peace of mind. Keep a keen eye
out for any recurring expenses that you no longer use or need, since those types
of charges can add up fast and end up affecting your bottom line.
4. Put Safety First
The safety of your employees, your customers, and your
business should be your topmost priority, so make it a focus when you do this
year’s spring cleaning. Make sure that your shop or office space is a safe
environment so that everyone is less likely to suffer an injury.
Also practice cyber safety! Back up all files with company
information – preferably on the cloud where it is easily retrievable in case of
a hard drive failure. If you store customer data, you should make sure that it
is safe from hackers. Also teach yourself and any staff that you have about digital
password safety, and learn the benefits
of a password manager.
5. Check Your Website
Your business probably has a website, but when was the last
time you visited it with the eyes of a customer? Set aside some time during
your Spring Cleaning to dust off your website. Open it and try to see it as a
new customer would and look for anything that needs a little freshening up. Make
sure that all of the links still work! Also, when was the last time that you
updated your content or posted a blog? Now is the perfect time to start anew.
6. Evaluate Your Goals
Did you set a 2019 resolution for your business? Now that
two months of the year are in the books, it’s a great time to evaluate your progress.
Are you on track to achieve what you planned, or does your goal need to be
reevaluated? Have you been taking the steps necessary to accomplish (and maybe
even exceed) your goal?
If you need help getting your business on track to succeed,
talk to Carlos Vargas about his business coaching and consultations!
7. Plan for the Future
Once your Spring cleaning is complete and your business is sparkling,
it’s time to take a look at your future. There should be fewer tasks on your ‘to-do’
list, but that is no excuse to sluff off! Create a list of things that you
should be doing to keep your business running smoothly and make your experience
better for your clients.
Need help cleaning up your insurance portfolio? Talk to the
commercial insurance experts at Vargas and Vargas Insurance Agency about your
business insurance needs. We can help you evaluate your risks and find the
perfect coverage options to meet and exceed your expectations. We will even help
to ensure that you’re receiving all of the discounts for which you qualify! It
will be one of the easiest tasks on your Spring Cleaning to-do list, so don’t
put it off any further – call 617-298-0655 today to speak to a Vargas and
Vargas Insurance representative.