This whole month we’ve been talking about what it means to take stock of your business but I was curious how different makers actually go about that task. Sticky notes vs. Google drive. Smart phones vs. giant wall calendars? So see how we each take stock of our business and see if it’s similar to how you do it.
Tools for taking stock, staying on track, getting stuff done:
- I lean heavily on Evernote during busy times because I can update a note from anywhere I am with any of my gadgets and I can keep adding to it or open it anywhere.
- Mid summer I begin planning and purchasing supplies for the holidays and the final quarter of the year. That usually involves lots of lists and looking over what I have on hand and brainstorming how I can use it or repurpose it.
- I depend on my accountant to give me all the numbers quarterly, but I send her an organized and categorized statement from all my accounts, and that involved lots of computer time – downloading, highlighting, spreadsheet making… but I don’t do the math anymore.
- I also make great use of ice lattes…
What tools do you use to take stock of your business?
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