Spring cleaning for your business

by | Apr 29, 2024 | Business Insights

Taxes are done (hopefully), and with the first quarter under your belt, now is the time to take a breath, let go of the things that aren’t working for your business and make a few small improvements to set you up for the rest of the year. Here are some areas to focus on with the first signs of spring!

Evaluate business goals: Review the goals you set at the beginning of the year. Evaluate progress made toward each goal and determine if your objectives are still relevant and achievable within the time period.

Review Your Finances: Take a moment to review your financials from the first few months of the year and identify any areas that aren’t aligning to your goals. Point out areas where you can cut costs or explore new opportunities to increase sales.

Review Your Marketing Strategy: A strong marketing strategy is essential for attracting and retaining customers. Review your current strategy and look for ways to improve it to support greater revenue generation.

Create meaningful KPIs: Analyze business performance in key areas such as sales, profitability, customer acquisition and retention, operational efficiency, and employee development. Make KPIs transparent to your team, and identify areas for improvement.

Clean Up Your Workspace: Literal spring cleaning! Get your team on board for a few hours to declutter and organize your physical workspace. Remove unnecessary items, reorganize storage spaces, and create a refreshed space for you and your employees.

Lastly, consider working with a consultant to help you dive into your operational and financial data to make informed decisions. Unfortunately we don’t offer cleaning services…

Alice Evans

Alice Evans

Alice’s experience is in management, operations, and strategy. At Opus, Alice supports clients in developing and implementing strategic plans to improve internal operations and overall performance. With years of experience managing people and overseeing operations, sales and service teams, Alice offers a solutions-focused perspective to partnering with clients in these key areas of business. Prior to joining Opus, Alice worked for a large international nonprofit organization, where she developed programs and launch strategies in expanding markets, and managed domestic program sales, operations, and support. Alice has earned professional certificates in management, sales management and training, and fundraising and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology and Society from Colby College. Alice currently sits on the board of two Portland- based organizations and in her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending as much time outdoors as possible.
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