Ditch the Spreadsheets!
When a new business is starting out, one of the easiest ways to get organized is to lay everything out in spreadsheets. Most people have access to Excel, and until you get everything going, it seems easy enough, right? Here’s the thing with spreadsheets- they are time consuming and only as good as the last time they were updated! If you are running your business and tracking your inventory on spreadsheets, your valuable time is being consumed by the tedious, mind numbing pain of constantly updating all the minute details of your business, while hoping you remember to hit save.
What does this mean for you and your business? One of two things: Either you’re not present for day to day operations because you’re stuck in your office updating spreadsheets, which hurts your business. Or, you have no life outside of work, because you spend your evenings and weekends updating and analyzing your spreadsheets, which hurts your personal life. Neither of these options are very appealing. Something always suffers when too much time is put in to things that can be automated.
Seems like a no brainer right? So why don’t people automate? Well, time and money is usually the answer to why someone doesn’t. Is there an expense to automating? Of course, both financial and time. There’s no such thing as free, but what is it costing you to be inefficient? And a little time now will save you a lot of time later. Especially for small businesses, focusing on growing the business is necessary, but not possible, if you don’t have the right systems in place.
Like they (whoever “they” are) always say, you have to have the right people in place to get where you want to go. The same is true for systems. You have to have the right software in place to move your business to the next level, and the level after that, and the one after that. So a little investment now, can be SO worth it in the long run. And you know the best part? Automation, will help you focus on growing your business, and if you partner with the right software company, the software will be able to grow with you.
It’s simple: If you have a business, you need software to help you run it efficiently. Less time spent on messing around with spreadsheets equals more time growing the business. A growing business means a growing bottom line. Don’t be afraid of software. It very well could be the best thing you do for your company. Especially if you choose the right software vendor. Pick a vendor who cares. One who takes the time to learn about your business, and most importantly, one who is willing and able to be flexible so that your solution can move and grow with you. Future-proof yourself!
If you’re looking for software for your business, check out what Pomodo Software has to offer: www.pomodosoftware.com