Small business automation. It’s a hot topic nowadays, with every business owner looking to save time and money.
But small business automation isn’t a no brainer. It can save money, but it can also COST money and if you own your own business, it can be hard to decide whether investing in automation is worth it in the end.
So, what do you need to know about small business automation? Here are three things to consider. Read on:
One way small business automation can be used – and mostly in a free or low-cost way – is by using it to track information. For example, if you have to type information into a system (to track hours, mileage or expenses) you should ONLY be entering that data one time.
There are simple apps (some free and some with a fee) that you and your employees can use to track this information, which can save time, money and headaches.
There are also apps for payroll and invoicing, as well!
Paper: Receipts, letters, contracts, statements, images. It can create a mountain of stuff you have to file and keep track of. Storing documents can be a task that can create more work, but it doesn’t have to. There are apps and scanners available that can store these items more efficiently so you don’t have to sift through a pile looking for one thing you need.
Recruiting and training
Personnel and human relations can take up a TON of time but it doesn’t have to! Using a recruiting site or system can put your job posting in front of qualified eyes and you don’t have to even really think about it.
There are also systems you can utilize to train new employees that keep your small business’ processes and FAQs in one spot.
At AccuNet, we can help you with small business automation, and help you set up systems to save you time and money. Contact us today.