Springtime tends to be a time for clearing out the stuff you don’t need or want in your life anymore. Maybe you go through your closets and pack up clothes and shoes you don’t want, or you go into the garage and find tools you don’t use, and you get this stuff out of your way. Why? Because it’s good to purge this unneeded, unwanted, unnecessary stuff from your life once in a while and to declutter.

That same concept should be held in your business. What are you holding onto in the garage of your business, or in your business closet? Maybe some old outdated products that are no longer selling? Maybe some systems that no longer serve you? Maybe you even have team members that you’ve held onto in hopes of making it work, but it’s just not happening.

We hang onto things in our lives, and we do the same thing in our businesses. You may be doing the same thing and if you are, it might be time to let go.

Let go of the unneeded, unwanted, and unnecessary stuff from your business. The stuff that is outdated, not working, and can’t be fixed. Take a day to step out of your office and sit down and think about the systems you have in place. Are they old? Are they still working the way they should?

Or are you sticking to a model that worked in the past? Are you sticking to something just because it’s what everybody else is doing in your industry?

If you’re doing things in a way that’s just same old, same old, for not reason and no strategy behind them…Stop! And stop now!

Make your own decisions. Stand out. Really look at what you have going on and see what really works for you, and why it works, or why it’s not working. Make changes that work for you. Make changes that fit your personality, and the personality of your business and team.

The point is to take this time not only to clean your house, but to clean your business as well. Break out some new things, try something fresh and see what happens.

While you’re doing new things, remember not to throw away the old things that are still working, that are making you money and that are advancing you on to the next level. When you take some time to develop a strategy for what you’re doing, these things will not only make sense, but make you money as well.

Author's Bio: 

Diane Conklin is an author, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, event planner, speaker and copywriter. Diane is a direct response marketing expert who specializes in showing small business owners how to integrate their online and offline marketing strategies, media and methods, to get maximum results from their marketing dollars. Diane also shows entrepreneurs and small business owners how to outperform their competition by measuring their marketing, and strategically use multi-media campaigns to stand alone in their marketplace as the go-to provider for their products and services.

She is the co-founder of Complete Marketing Systems and for more than 15 years has been showing small business owners how to start, build and grow Information Marketing businesses where they take knowledge they already possess and turn it into passive, ongoing, leveraged profits.

Through her company, Complete Marketing Systems, Diane helps event promoters market, plan and manage their live events, workshops and seminars, using cost effective, multi-step marketing strategies that put butts in seats, without the promoters losing theirs. As an Event Marketing & Planning expert, Diane has planned and produced multiple events grossing over $1,000,000.00.

As a business and marketing strategist, Diane has been involved in numerous campaigns grossing over $1,000,000.00 in sales several times in her career.

Diane has proprietary home study systems, coaching programs, and provides done-for-you services in the areas of Social Media, Information Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, Direct Mail and Event Marketing, Planning and Management.

As a speaker, Diane has shared the stage with the likes of Joan Rivers, George Foreman, Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, Lee Milteer, Harry Dent, Lee Phillips, Fabienne Fredrickson, James Malinchak, Dov Baron, Peggy McColl, Marshall Sylver, Alex Mandossian, Marie Forleo, Barbara Corcoran and many others.

Diane was voted Information Marketer of the Year for her innovative marketing strategies and campaigns.