One of the most used phrases in any business industry is – Time is money. We live in an era where multitasking has become an imperative but juggling many different tasks at once isn't easy. Luckily, there are ways to make your hectic life as an entrepreneur less stressful. Over the last few years, technology has become so advanced that now you have automation tools for almost anything you can think of. Automating and systemising are the keys to running a successful business without burning out. Here are some of the things you should automate in order to make your work (and life) easier.
1. Managing your money.
Handling money transactions is undoubtedly one of the most energy-consuming tasks out there. It can get even more stressful if you run a business. Paying bills, tracking credit and monitoring your financial overwiew are no longer something you have to do manually and on your own. With Mint, you can easily create budgets, track your bills, and manage your finances all in one place. It enables you to track your budgets and see where you're spending your money. You can also keep track of your net worth. And the best thing about it? It's free.
2. Managing and analysing your delivery of services.
As an entrepreneur, how many times have you wished for a platform that will enable you to monitor your workforce and deliver your services to clients while saving costs at the same time? Probably a lot. Well, we have some good news for you. By installing a piece of software like Uniguard you'll manage to do all that in one place. These apps will provide you and your clients with complete data analysis. What's more, aside from monitoring your workforce, they also take care of employees’ safety. Pretty awesome, right?
3. Combine your favourite online services.
Ok, you have automated some the most time-consuming and nerve-racking tasks out there. You've ended up with a number of different applications. What if I tell you that you can combine them all into a single application? That's right. Zapier can integrate over 750 applications that wouldn't normally integrate. It's an easy way to connect all the applications you're currently using into useful automation. With the endless list of possibilities, it is probably the best place to start with efficient automation.
4. Automate your team's schedules.
Running a successful business often requires setting up a lot of meetings. While they may be necessary, you don't have to spend a crazy amount of time setting meeting times. Calendly is an easy calendar system that primarily deals with automatised setting up of the meetings. It can be integrated with other apps like Zapier. Another great thing about Calendly is that it can help coordinate your team's schedules. Instead of countless emails going back-and-forth, each member of the team can have a Calendly calendar set up. That will make the process of coordinating team meeting quick and easy.
5. Posting to Social Media.
When we talk about time-consuming tasks, posting content on Social Media is definitely one of them. Luckily, you don't have to waste any more time doing that. With SmarterQueue all you need to do is to schedule your post once. It will recycle it until you decide otherwise. Like most people, you probably don't want your audience seeing the same post over and over again, but there's more to it than it meets the eye. Due to the social media algorithms, only 5 per cent of your community tops are seeing your posts. You'll need time to set up the posts, but once you do, the app will do the rest.
Time has become the most expensive thing in the world. Most people would agree, especially those who run a successful business. Having to handle too many things at once can leave us feeling exhausted at the end of a long working day. Luckily, many of those energy and time-consuming tasks can be automated. There is a number of applications that can assist us with anything from managing money to scheduling a cleaner. Aside from having all these apps doing the work for you, they can be combined into one. Having that said, we can only come to the conclusion that there's never been a better time for being an entrepreneur.