Growing a business isn’t always easy. Just handling the day-to-day affairs of running a business can eat up all of your time and leave very little time for you to improve on your processes and procedures. Here are 3 easy ways that you can improve your business (and maybe even save yourself some time and effort).
Use Cloud-Based Apps That Are Designed to Scale
First, a little new business terminology 101. When a new business begins to scale, that means it is growing. It could be growing by bringing on more clients. It could be growing because it can afford to hire more employees. It could be that the business is in a place to provide more services. Those items may all happen at once. They may happen separately. They may pair up in some way. These things could happen more than once in any business.
Often, small businesses (and big ones, too) rely on cloud-based apps to handle various portions of their business. When an app is cloud-based, it is stored off-site. For instance, QuickBooks and FreshBooks are two easy to use bookkeeping options that a business owner could use. The need to install QuickBooks to a physical computer is gone (although you still have that option). Cloud-based apps give businesses access to their business at practically any time; and almost every part of a business can be managed through a cloud-based app.
However, some apps are designed with a specific type of business in mind. This is good because it helps certain businesses that must remain compliant in some way. In addition to considering compliance, you should also consider whether the app can scale with you. This is important because migrating to a new app that can handle your business needs is difficult, may be expensive, and is often time consuming.
Ask Yourself One Hard Question
If you really want to improve you business, you must ask yourself one hard question. Are you busy or are you productive? Being busy doesn’t mean that you’re making progress. Take a look at your daily activities. Are they moving you toward your business goals? Do you feel satisfied at the end of each day or are you frustrated because you couldn’t get to the must-do items?
If you’ve discovered that you’re primarily busy instead of productive, take the necessary steps to become productive. You may have to let go of some things. You may have to reprioritize everything. This is necessary to improving your business.
Focus Your Time on Clients and Potential Clients
Your time should be focused on what you do best: serving your clients and seeking out potential clients. Keeping your focus on this part of your business is crucial to improving your business. You can delegate business tasks such as client intake, customer service, electronic claims filing, billing, collections, and more to Clients ARM. Clients ARM is around 40% less expensive than hiring an employee. Our services empower business owners to do what they do best. They rest assured because Clients ARM has more than 30 years of experience. To learn how we can help you improve your business, schedule your free consultation.