Spring Cleaning Your Small Business: A Checklist

Spring has officially arrived! With the warmer weather and longer days, it’s the perfect time to give your business a thorough cleaning. From your physical space to your online presence, spring cleaning your small business helps keep you on track towards your yearly goals. Not sure what needs to cleaned? Take a look at our spring cleaning your small business checklist. Then set a goal to tackle an item every day (or every week). Before you know it, your business will look all shiny and new.

Physical Space

  • Set a time for your employees (including you!) to clean and organize their desks.
  • Go through piles of paper scattered around the office. Throw away any unnecessary or junk information.
  • Consider going digital. Scan your archives into digital files.
  • Check the batteries on any wireless devices. Replace as necessary.
  • Take a look at your decor. Update pictures, paint, furniture, or any other items that need to be refreshed.

Digital Space

  • Clear up digital clutter. Delete old emails, archive important files, and organize your desktop.
  • Update any outdated technology.
  • Backup your important files.
  • Make sure that your security software is up to date.
  • Refresh your online presence.
  • Make sure your website is mobile friendly.

Business Space

  • Take the time to review your yearly goals. Update your priorities and make any necessary adjustments to keep you on track.
  • Recognize high performing employees.
  • Schedule a meeting to energize your employees and remind them of what they have accomplished.

Financial Space

  • Compare your prices to your competitors.
  • Review all of your recurring charges (such as paid subscriptions). Cancel any that are unnecessary or that have been unhelpful.
  • Review your cash reserve and any upcoming bills.
  • Call in any unpaid or overdue balances.
Spring is the perfect time to get your small business refreshed and ready for the rest of the year. Just one small action a day can make all the difference!