Getting Organized

May 25, 2010 by bryan

Often people will ask how we stay organized with all of our projects. Running your own business can look a lot like a circus, but it does not have to be. One of the most draining aspects of running a small business is that not only are you doing all the actual work, but you are managing the business and the financials as well. There are 2 tools that have really helped us stay organized and are easy to use.

  1. Basecamp
    Basecamp has been a huge help. It helps us with file management with our clients, creating to-do lists, nailing down milestones, it even does time tracking for those of you who have billable hours, and best of all it streamlines your email flow so you have more time for the actual projects that you really need to work on.

  2. Quickbooks
    This has been a wonderful tool. It really is helpful, even to designers. It allows us to track all of our expenses, our income and it helps us run reports so we can see where we are at at the end of each month, quarter or fiscal year and even find out which clients are sending us the most business. So even Baz Kitty is impressed when we have our "board meetings".
Running a business can get easier, you just need the right tools. One of the best tools in gaining business is complete branding, from logo and cards to a website. Let us know how Mazzarello Media and Arts can help you.


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