Whether you’re starting a new business or have been in business for years, it’s always good to have a sense of where you’re at in your business. When starting out, you typically start at Stage 1 and then move along the stages. But even for the seasoned entrepreneur, it’s always good to have a look […]
We’re living in the age of information overload. We are constantly bombarded with paper, emails, electronic files, online information, social media, apps, pictures… you name it, we’re trying to find a place to organize it.
If not managed properly, we end up with piles of paper on our desks, lost files on our computers, and email inboxes that threaten to burst at the seams on a daily basis.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. When you have a system in place to manage your information, you can be confident that you’ll never lose another important file again.
Paper Files & Piles
C’mon, admit it — you have that irksome fear that if you file a paper document away, you’ll either forget about it or lose it entirely, don’t you?
Most of us deal with this fear by leaving papers on our desks, creating pile after pile that clutters up the workspace and stops productivity dead in its tracks.
Stop the paper madness! An efficient filing system helps you organize and manage your paper, to save you time and keep track of important documents. You’ll be able to quickly handle every single piece of paper that comes into your office. You’ll use a fool-proof system to remind you of documents that require future action. And you’ll be able to confidently locate any document within seconds.
Digital Files & Information
Paper piles are frustrating, matched only by the chaos of digital files. With a limitless amount of places that digital files can hide, so many headaches and lost hours are spent searching for files on your work computer, laptop, email inbox, iPad, or virtual storage space. And don’t even get us started on losing files due to a computer crash!
A digital storage system is absolutely essential for any desk-less business. The right system makes it easy and effortless to find any digital file you’re looking for. Syncing all your devices ensures the information you need is always available, no matter where you are. And a running backup system means you’ll never lose a document, (…or photo, contact information, software program, or appointment) again.
If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a love/hate relationship with your email. The biggest problem is in the sheer number of them — with dozens or hundreds of emails coming in every hour, it seems impossible to stay on top of them all. This leads to crammed inboxes, missed messages, and making Inbox Zero more elusive than Indiana Jones’s quest for the lost ark.
But the right email management system will change all that. It will allow you to easily process each email as it comes in, and get back to your leads and clients quickly. You’ll never have to worry about losing an email, because a proper finding system takes the guesswork out of organizing. Automated solutions help you filter the junk and organize your incoming emails effortlessly. Your clients will love the clear communication and you’ll love the time and effort you save wrangling your inbox.
At iDesk Entrepreneurs we can help you get out from underneath the paper, digital, and email stress. Fill out your Personal Productivity Scorecard or a Team Productivity Scorecard for a Complimentary Discovery Session.