Kickstart your Organizing Business!
Everything you need to know to get your professional organizing business up and running in no time!
Kickstart your professional organizing business with this comprehensive training course. This course is designed for a new organizer who is just starting out in the professional organizing industry. It includes all the information and resources you need to set up your organizing business and get started working with organizing clients.
This course includes 5 informative classes with comprehensive handouts.
Business 101: 10 Steps to Set up your Organizing Business
Learn the critical 10 Steps to Set up your Organizing Business so you can get your organizing business set up and running properly and avoid costly mistakes down the road. We’ll help you choose your business name, register your business, get your office up and running, get insured and market yourself. You’ll walk away with a list of must-do items to get your business started!
The 10 Steps to Set up your Organizing Business includes:
- Finding your niche
- Choosing on a name
- Claiming your website
- Registering your business
- Choosing the right business entity
- Getting insured
- Office and systems set up
Business 201: Systems for Success
Business 201 will teach you the administrative side of running a professional organizing business and show you how to set up systems for success. Learn how to set up your space, manage your time and create systems that will help you run your business effectively and efficiently so you can go out and do what you love… organize!
Here’s what we’ll cover in Business 201: Systems for Success:
- Finding and setting up your office space
- Calendar and planning system options
- Contact resource management systems
- Filing and paper management systems
- Streamlining client communication
- Setting up your schedule
Clients 101: Working with Clients
So you know you love to organize and you know you want to help people, but going into clients’ homes and offices, getting the job done, and leaving them 100% satisfied is no small task, especially when you’re starting out. In this course, we’ll teach you how to work with organizing clients in a way that meets and exceeds their expectations so they’ll be a client for life and refer you to everyone they know! From intakes to consultations to what to wear, we’ve covered all the bases so you can put your best foot forward and know how to work with organizing clients in the best way possible.
Here’s what we’ll cover in Clients 101: Working with Clients:
- Being prepared and presentable
- Getting the job done
- Handling client confidentiality
- Organizing etiquette
- Handling challenging situations
Marketing 101: Brand Yourself for Success
There is a lot of competition out there! How do you make yourself stand out among the other organizers? In today’s world, you need to brand yourself for success with a unique and consistent image. We’ll help you ask the right questions and consider all the options you’ll need to decide on a name and a brand. We’ll also teach you how to build and market your brand to ensure that everyone knows your name.
Here’s what we’ll cover in Marketing 101: Brand Yourself for Success
- Branding basics and benefits
- Identifying your “Why”
- Creating your image
- Choosing a name
- Building your brand
- Marketing your brand
Money 101: Setting your Professional Organizing Fees
Setting your professional organizing service fees is a difficult part of getting started in the industry. You don’t want to price yourself too high and scare away potential customers. At the same time, you don’t want to price yourself too low and end up feeling underpaid! In this on-demand e-Course we’ll help you determine your fees and gain the confidence you need to set the rate you deserve.
Here’s what we’ll cover in Money 101: Setting your Professional Organizing Fees
- Determining value
- Hourly vs. project-based fees
- Cost factors
- Determining your fees
- Formula for setting your fees
- Offering discounts and incentives
Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 20 years of experience in home, move and office organization. In January of 2000, she founded Organizing Boston. Organizing Boston is the largest professional organizing firm in New England and the winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.
Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.
With a desire to share her experience with fellow organizers, Sarah created Organizing U . Organizing U offers professional organizer training programs, business coaching and an organizing directory.