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I will be the first to admit this: My office is not always organized. In fact, I get so so busy mentoring staff, talking with parents, preparing meals and I forget all about my office.

Furthermore, when I get the time to sit in my office, the office tends to be more of a quiet place for me to re- group.

As you may already know, I recently moved into a new location and my new office has observation windows. The observation windows, motivates me to keep my office organized, because everyone that walks pass those observation windows get to take a peak at my office.

Now that I focus on keeping my office clean and organized, I feel more focused. In fact, I find that when my office is a mess, I feel all over the place. What about you?

Are you ready to DE-clutter your office and get focused? I am no expert at office organization, so I decided to do some research and I have found some great office organization tips for you:

  1. Divide Your Work Space into Zones. Organization expert Peter Walsh suggests that every professional first ask themselves, What do I want from my office space, and is it meeting my needs? After establishing how you want and need to use the space, set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a workspace for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space. ~Forbes Magazine
  2. Re-Evaluate Your belongings. Whether you’re starting from scratch or not, you need to evaluate what you actually need at your desk, and what can go. Clutter exists because our brain tricks us into thinking everything’s important. As you go through your stuff, ask yourself: does this item have a purpose? Is it redundant our outdated? Are you keeping it because you need it, or because you might need it? Did you even remember it was there? From the answers to those questions, you should have a good idea of what to do with it—even if you don’t like the answer.
  3. Reading Materials.
    • Relocate them. Magazines and newspapers on top of the desk rob you of valuable real estate. It is unlikely that you are going to read a magazine as soon as it arrives. Look around your office. How about moving them to the credenza or the top of a filing cabinet?
    • Decide how long to keep them. Once six months have passed, recycle them, even if you have not yet read them.
    • Unsubscribe to the magazines that you hardly glance at. Be honest with yourself and let go of unread magazines that take up valuable space.
    • Read a magazine at lunch or while waiting for an appointment. Before leaving on a plane trip,  stuff your briefcase with unread magazines. Out they go as soon as you read them; no magazines make the return trip.
    • Tear Out Articles – The fastest way to go through a magazine is to glance at the table of contents and decide if there are any compelling articles. Rip them out and toss the magazine.
    • Pass them along to doctors’ offices, hospitals and places where others can enjoy them.
    • Recycle whenever possible.

Now it is time to get to work on your office space! You will find more tips below in the resource links below. My goal is to simply inspire you to get that office space organized, so that you can have more productive Business days.

Shiketa

Sources:

Life Hacker

Forbes

Its time to Get organized

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10304504_1525361554386085_3121197016271917380_nOne of my goals for 2014 was to reach my enrollment capacity of 40 at my old facility.  Most of the year, my Assistant. Director and I were busy conducting tours, following up with parents and focused on Enrollment Building.

By August 2014, we were still at a capacity of 27 with all of my marketing experience and enrollment tactics. However, I knew that the community where my facility was located was changing. In fact, one of the local schools closed and many of the families were relocating east of where my facility was located. **This had a major impact on my enrollment.

Toward the end of my Summer program in 2014 and after hosting a Open House and spending thousands of dollars on marketing; I knew it wasn’t my marketing plan, it was the location! Furthermore, I made the decision to Move!!

I found a new location in August 2014 and I must say that I knew that it was the perfect location. You can see the building from a very busy highway, the facility is located in an area where there are growing families, we are located near 5 schools and the facility was previously a very popular chain facility.

When I closed my old Facility on November 28, 2014, I had over 20 children enrolled and when I moved into my new location on December 1, 2014; I had over 30 children enrolled. On the 29th of December, My enrollment increased to 45 children and I’m expecting more in January 2015!

I shared this with you, because I want you to see that when your Child Care Business is conveniently located in an area of need and you are creative with how you spread the word about your Child Care program…. Your Business will Grow!

Moreover, I did not build enrollment on my own. My parents told their friends and family about us. My staff members and family members also helped me to Build Enrollment. Besides…they also love my $25 referral incentive!

As a Bonus I want to share with you my Enrollment Building Secrets

  • Invite your parents to tell their family and friend about your child Care program
  • Offer your staff an incentive to tell others about your facility
  • Use social media to share all the great things that are going on in your Child Care facility
  • Set enrollment goals and focus on it like your life depends on it
  • Offer a Trial Day. When parents try your program, they will be more compelled to come back!
  • Use your personal Social media presence to share Your Business Success.
  • Be Enthusiastic about your Business and others will want to come and check it out!
  • For more of my enrollment secrets, download my Marketing 101 Toolkit (Includes a 12-day enrollment Building ecourse, Marketing 101 ebook and more!

Wishing you a Successful Business Year and I look forward to Inspiring you in 2015!!

Shiketa

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