In business time equals money, so accelerate your processes and you’ll find your business on the up. Here’s three ways that you can start saving time in your business today.
Marketing automation has many benefits, especially when it comes to things that require a lot of manual action. Automation tools are particularly useful when it comes to online marketing, specifically email and social media. Social media dashboards like HootSuite can make this ten times faster. Automating your posts on Twitter and Facebook means that you don’t have to be logged in all day, updating your status. Email automation is one way to really save time. Instead of writing an email to every single subscriber, it automatically goes out with excerpts from your blog without any effort from you.
However, a sense of balance is needed when it comes to digital marketing in these areas. After all, you don’t want to lose the personal touch – an essential part of interaction with potential customers.
Making sure that your business complies with legislation when it comes to your assets is essential. However, it can be time-consuming and difficult. Automation tools like Assetware make for an excellent business practice. It can help you keep track of what is owned, where it is, who has it, when it was checked out and when it is due back, among other things. It is useful whether you have a fixed number of assets, or whether they are growing. Assets such as these can range from computers, desks and furniture to artwork and demonstration kits.
This type of automation really can save you time and money, making something complicated relatively simple.
If you’ve found that people in your team are doubling up on actions or products, then it’s probably due to a lack of communication. This duplication almost always results in a loss of time and money. Automation can make this easier, and in a really simple way. Cloud services can sync calendars with a range of different devices to make sure everyone is aware if colleagues are already working on something.
In a similar vein, automating essential tasks such as data back-ups and virus scans will safeguard against loss of data.
There you have it, a variety of ways to make your business life easier and save you money.