Friday, January 27, 2012

The Business- Clutterbomb

Last year I had such a load of small business administration fall on my shoulders I felt like it was going to kill me. Fortunately it did not, and by now I've got it pretty well sorted and things are humming along smoothly.

Getting through the mess I was able to amass some important tools and a metric ton of useful experience. I had to look the mountain of problems in the face and decide it wasn't as big as I was. I learned to organize the load in order to chip away at it most effectively. It was stressful and difficult and I vowed I would take the lessons I learned and put them to use.

To that end, I've started consulting with my first client over the past two weeks- a small business, busy with work, just a few years old, and buried under administrative problems. I'm helping them to get their taxes on track (it's bewildering if you haven't kept up) and accelerate their Accounts Receivable. Once that mountain is mowed down we'll work together on ways to offer new services to existing customers and streamline their inventory and business model.

In two weeks I've already made a difference for this business and it's an amazing feeling. The relief on the face of my client is an encouragement to me that I can get these folks on track- and I can do it for others too. There are so many people out on their own doing great work in their field but struggling in the office. Clutterbomb is my tool to get them running the administration of their businesses smoothly, with eyes open and stress-free. Well, with a lot less stress anyway.

Over the next month or so my goal is to add two or three new clients who need a little push (or a mess of help) getting their business on track or out of trouble. It's an exciting idea, and I hope a fruitful one.

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