For you business to thrive there are essential tasks which need to be done daily. Completing these tasks on a daily basis will enable you to have a clear picture of your business and identify any potential risks. Here is a proven checklist courtesy of The Small Business Site to help you keep track of your business.
Have a walk through
Whether you run an online business or a physical location. A “walk through” should never be overlooked. Checking in with employees is a great opportunity to let them know they are doing a good job. Checking general business operations will avoid any surprises later.
Every morning it is a good idea to hold a meeting with your team to see where they are on projects and if there are any problems which have arisen. These meetings could also be held weekly depending on the needs of your business.
Check your bank balance
Your bank balance is the blood-line of your company. By checking it every day you will be able to detect if there is any fraudulent or suspicious movement on your account. In-addition, you will identify opportunities where you can save money, you will be able to regulate spending and you will be able to stay up to date on customer payments.
Communicate with clients
Spend ten minutes every morning checking your emails and replying to your customers. It is important to answer your customers timeously otherwise they will become agitated and annoyed. If you leave your emails, you will get more stressed out when you finally go to check them. By looking at your emails every day you can minimize the stress of having irate customers from a lack of communication.
Check the trends
Have you ever wondered why some people are more aware about what is happening in their industry? It is because they follow the trends daily. Try to not be caught in the Google rabbit hole of information but rather find a few important websites which give information about the trends in your business and follow them. You can even bookmark these websites.
Keep an eye on your stock
It is important to look at your stock and see which products are low. This will help you to ensure there is no stock loss or to query why the stock difference is so vast. You can also change your marketing strategy if you see that some of your stock items are slow to move off the shelf.
Clean your desk
When you have finished your work for the day, it is a good idea to remove old food wrappers and papers from your desk. You can also file the papers which you have finished using. This can be done for your digital files too. This will make it easier for you to locate the information should you need it on a later date.