Because no business owner enjoys tedious tasks
There is no denying it. We live in the “let’s find a way to automate that” era. And while automation is not the answer to everything, it certainly makes a strong argument. We see streamlined operations and greater output everywhere we look, and many times – those businesses have some form of automation to thank. The thing is, it’s not just manufacturers and the high-tech industry that are taking advantage.
Automation doesn’t have to be daunting
Businesses in every industry are taking advantage of automation. But before your heart rate climbs just thinking about the downloads and user names necessary for your small business to make this sort of change, read on to learn a few simple ways to bring automation to your day-to-day operations.
Project management, email, and social media area three essential functions you can automate (to an extent) to save more time for the bigger picture.
Make Time for Personal Engagement with Customers
The U.S. is home to roughly 30 million small businesses comprised of almost 60 million small business employees. Think about what those 60 million employees could do if automation eliminated more tedious and time-consuming tasks and opened up time for personalizing the experience for customers?
Eliminate the Dozen Emails Necessary to Schedule a Meeting
One Last Word – Google
The best thing to hit business owners recently is the internet-based wonder that is Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and more. No more do you need to buy expensive programs like Microsoft Excel. Using these programs will eliminate the time spent sending documents back and forth via email. It will auto-save your work, track any changes, allow for easy sharing, enable you to work from anywhere, and just make your life better in general. Free for personal use and a limited charge for business users, this is a necessary solution for your growing business.
As you search for solutions to automate your business operations, remember this: you are in control of your business. No one will free up time for you – it starts with you.
You can use these tools (and more!) to save time and create mental space for strategic thinking. Try these solutions and let us know how they work for you!