Organizing for Business Growth

April 23, 2024

Organizing for business growth

It’s that time of year once again. Earlier this month, I participated in NAPO 2024 Summit, the annual conference that provides professional organizers with continued education and networking opportunities. I think it was just what I needed to remind myself about the importance of embracing change and organizing for business growth, even during this incredibly busy time in my career.

Organizing for business growth at NAPO 2024 SummitOrganizing for business growth

Let me tell you, things in the world of professional organizing are buzzing with change these days. A recent adjustment to federal labor laws has had a significant impact on how many businesses operate. With the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Final Rule now in effect, hiring independent contractors is no longer as simple as it once was. Not only does this make the hiring process more time-consuming, but it also makes strategizing for business growth more complicated as well.

I come from an advertising background, with experience in project and budget management, but becoming a business owner still came with a sharp learning curve for me. The Summit was a real eye-opener, reinforcing how crucial it is to make time for ongoing education in this changing business landscape. I learned so much about managing a multi-person business, where to look for partnerships, and how I might branch into other avenues of professional organizing.

It’s been said that you’re in a good place if you make it to six years in business. This has been true for me, and I have continued education to thank for that! I feel immensely grateful that I have had the opportunity to be involved with associations like NAPO and NASMM, and participate in networking and educational events throughout my career. In doing so, I’ve stayed on top of new regulations and industry developments.

Things are busier than ever at LA Move Consultants, and we have found ourselves tasked with some exciting new opportunities lately. My team and I have recently started exploring how we can develop our drafting skills to expand into space planning services for clients. In the past, fear of the unknown might have held me back from pursuing this opportunity. What if I can’t figure out how to use the drafting software? What if it’s an unwise business investment? A million questions are bound to come up when you’re trying something new. But since I became a business owner, I’ve learned that you have to take risks sometimes – in business and in life – to keep moving forward.

Organizing for business growth at NAPO 2024 Summit

At times, staying on top of everything feels like a juggling act. It’s not always easy trying to wear all the hats, stay up-to-date with the industry, and maintain work-life balance, too! I know I’m not the only one who can relate to this sentiment. Many of us jump back into business after our families are grown and feel like we have fallen behind during our time away.

Getting organized has been a game changer for our clients who feel overwhelmed by extremely busy lives and a lack of time to catch up. With strong systems in place and no clutter to distract them, they can stay focused and be more productive in their day-to-day routines. An organized home and office also means that our clients spend less time looking for their belongings, giving them more time to focus on their goals.

Whether you need some support organizing for business growth or another life transition, our team of professional organizers and move managers would love to work with you to create space for success, no matter how you define it. Get in touch with us to set up a free no obligation call.