Did you start your business as a dream venture but find yourself spending more and more time working ‘in’ rather than ‘on’ your business? Did you know that 70% of small to medium businesses are still processing most of their data manually? This is resulting in hours and hours of time that is essentially wasted, where you could be working on your business. Business automation is the answer…
One of the first and key benefits of business automation is that it allows you to better leverage your time so that you have more to spend on the areas that will really help grow your business.
Along with time, another key benefit of business automation is that it tends to lower your costs. If you think about all of the hours that companies are spending on completing tasks manually, a lot of money is involved; paying staff and paying for whatever equipment is being used. If you systemize and find ways to automate those tasks, cost reductions will follow.
Another thing to think about that ties in both time and money; how many undocumented tasks do you have within your business at the moment? How many times do you have to repeat yourself explaining these tasks to others? Business automation allows you to have a system in place that documents these tasks, giving you even more time!
Business automation also allows you to reach more people in a shorter amount of time. As an example, imagine if your business didn’t have a system in place to capture client contact details and send bulk emails. You would spend hours of time manually setting up lists and sending emails…who wants to do that?!
We’ve all heard that we should be ‘working smarter, not harder’; business automation tools are great for allowing you to work smarter. We will be covering some great tools available in upcoming posts…
Our last point in this post is that business automation helps you to reduce or eliminate human error. For example, if you do your own accounting manually (which we all know can be a long, tedious procedure!), you may end up making a mistake somewhere in the long line of calculations. Then more time and money is spent when you need to ask your accountant for help fixing your books. Automated programs will help you to get it right in the first place and largely reduce that human error!