Being a small business owner can be hectic, especially if you spend a large portion of your day on the road meeting with clients, answering service calls, and providing service onsite. This also means you likely spend a lot of time in your business vehicle. And if you do, you know how quickly things can become disorganized.
Failure to keep your business vehicle organized can also lead to disarray for your business. What if you need to find a receipt or contract a client signed? And no, the glove box or center console is not the best place to store your business receipts.
If you are always on the go, here are some great tips for keeping your business and business vehicle organized:
1. Keep an organizer for all your business documents
While this may seem obvious, it’s something that many overlook. Are you guilty of stuffing paperwork into your briefcase or simply putting it in a file folder with everything else? You are not alone. Having an organizer will save you time, and it will ensure you can find the documents you need, when you need them.
2. Stay on top of things
The key is to stay on top of things. As soon as you start letting things slip, things can go downhill fast.
Dedicate 15 minutes per week to cleaning/organizing your business documents in your vehicle. Take your organizer out of your car and any other receipts that are in the vehicle (gas, car wash, repairs, meals) and file them in your office. Spending the time each week ensures you are organized now. Plus, you won’t have to spend hours trying to organize your business documents come tax time.
3. Get your vehicle cleaned professionally
Finding the time to clean out the car can be tough, so why not have it cleaned professionally? Remember that getting your car cleaned is tax deductible, and you will be able to claim the percentage of the costs that represent business use for the vehicle.
Keeping your vehicle organized helps you keep your business organized. And while you are working on keeping your business vehicle clean and organized, we’ll keep your business insurance organized and up to date – giving you peace of mind in knowing you’re covered. uBiz has your insurance needs covered. Get a free business insurance quote anytime!