Let’s face it: there’s not enough time in the day to do everything we small business owners should to successfully grow our companies. We need to be marketing our business, paying our bills, keeping in contact with customers, and, oh yea, delivering whatever our products or services are. It’s a physical impossibility to get it all done! At least it’s impossible if we do everything manually.
I’m incredibly thankful that there are so many tools and apps out there to help us automate processes. Then it seems (nearly!) possible to get all those tasks done and have time at the end of the day for a relaxing cup of tea.
1. Automate Your Invoices
If you bill the same amount to clients each month, eliminate the unnecessary legwork and automate the process. QuickBooks Online offers packages that include automated invoicing. With this feature, you can send invoices without ever even looking at them, or you can require the system to ping you before it sends your invoices so you can review them. Either way, you’re saving time on a rote activity you do every month.