Of course, keeping a business running smoothly is a lot of work. But, in recent years, the nitty-gritty of keeping a business thriving has got a lot easier. That’s mainly due to technological advances that have allowed business owners to get rid of all the time-consuming jobs they really haven’t got time for. Some very clever people out there have come up with ways of allowing business owners to cut corners and spend time on the really important aspects of running a business. Want to know more? Read on!
It’s never been more important to interact with customers and keep content fresh so they don’t get bored. But, who has the time to continuously post on social media or create blog posts and videos? While it’s important to create this content, there’s now a way of managing when it’s distributed. Many social media platforms are offering timed posts and you can even use sites like Hootsuite to schedule posts so you don’t have to worry about making daily contributions.
Using an online calendar doesn’t sound like a big deal, but if you haven’t got the aid of a personal assistant, this could be just as useful. Always forgetting important meetings or jobs? Now you can input all of your important tasks into a calendar and get reminders when you need them. So, if you’ve forgotten to re-order your 123 ink jets and you’ve got a portfolio to print out, you’ll be rescued by your calendar. You can either use the calendar on your desktop or download an app to your smartphone or tablet.
Are you missing opportunities to sell new products and services to customers? A CRM system allows you to have all your customers details in one place. You’ll also be able to find the purchases they’ve made in the past and any feedback they’ve given. With this information you can strategically plan how to personalize your target marketing to each customer and offer the best possible customer service. The more you know about your customers, they better you’ll be at offering them exactly what they want and keeping them loyal.
Business Intelligence Software
Are you worried about making the right decisions for your business? Every business owner will make mistakes at some point or other, but with business intelligence software you can avoid making them long-term. A platform that can analyze all of your data points can also identify any issues with your business’ health. It can tell you anything, from singling out an employee that isn’t working well to showing you which part of your business is making the most money.
Managing Your Finances
It’s advisable for all businesses to have a finance accountant, but it’s also a good idea for every business owner to be able to understand their finances too. Having accounting software will allow you to keep an eye on the money coming in and the money going out. They’re usually easy to understand and even offer advice on occasion.
Get your time back with these wonderful tech inventions!