"I told you. I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it's always February 2nd, and there's nothing I can do about it."
Sometimes we fall into the sick cycle of feeling like we’re in a work rut and things just feel the same every single day. Day in and day out you’ve got the same few dreadful tasks ahead of you – scheduling your employees, tallying up your inventory, answering phones, etc.
Don’t you ever just want to break that pattern? Change things up? With a few simple (and time-saving) changes to your daily life, you could break the monotony of the every day and IMPROVE your small business.
Check out these simple modifications to how you do your business and learn how it could help you break the cycle:
- Get Rid of Your Appointment Book
Are you making the mistake of sticking to your pen and pencil when it comes to booking appointments? What’s the process like? Do your customers pick up the phone, call your businesses, and is it you who takes down the information? What if you could just have your customers book their appointments online, and easily. Just think about it – your next sale could be just a quick tap, click, or swipe, away.
Along with the ease of keeping your appointment books updated, online booking gives you the power to extend your business hours past the standard 9-5. You’ll be available to take down appointments 24/7 and never have to worry about missing another phone call.
- Stop “Doing” Inventory
Is there anything more soul sucking than having to manually keep track of your inventory? Not only is it tedious, it’s incredibly time consuming. Ledger upon ledger of everything you have in stock, followed by figuring out what you’re running low on, and then having to make the necessary adjustments.
We’ve got a better idea. How about integrating inventory management software with your point of sale?
With every purchase of a retail item, you’ll be able to track, in real time, just how much you’ve got in stock for a particular product and never run out.
- Don’t Chase Employees
Employee scheduling can be a dreadful task, especially when you’re relying on that old whiteboard. Penciling in and erasing schedules is something you’ve mastered over time, but is it the best way to handle the management of your employees?
Think of the ease at which your employees can simply log-in on their smart phones and check out their schedules. No more mix ups, no more chasing employees who mixed up their days. Seamless employee management could be a simple tap (on your mobile device) away.
Have you found other ways to cut through the monotony of your workday? Leave a comment below and tell us!
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