As a business owner, you probably won’t get much time to think about those things that are not worthy of your time. There are always things that can be avoided or eliminated so that time can be saved.
In the beginning, small businesses used to have paper registers for inventory, billing, recording and all. Now, they have point of sale software, inventory management apps, ordering apps and credit management apps. These technologies have taken control of the businesses, restricted work pressure and improved productivity. In one way or another, you just don’t want them but you need them.
Things in Pakistan may take some time, but we know the people are tech-oriented and eventually, businesses adopt these technologies. But, why not hurry up?
Here are some tips that may or may not involve technology but have to do a lot with saving some of your precious time. Have a look
Use a Filing System
You have the option to create different folders with the inbox programs. Put important emails, notes, documents that you want to keep in a folder where it will be easily retrievable when needed. Some of them have powerful search capabilities, so maybe you can only create 1 folder for all of your necessary email instead of several different folders.
Having done that, you can dive into that folder now, take whatever you need and instead of wasting time looking through those folders you created, you may be able to focus on some other stuff. This will save you a lot of time as well.
Limit Your Online Time
Enough said, right? Yeah, you know it. Especially surfing on social media. This right here is your business’s biggest enemy. You waste hours here without even noticing it. So what can you do?
There are some special tools and apps available on the internet that will block social media sites and other distractions on your device for certain amounts of time. If you don’t have the self-control to do it yourself -at least I don’t have- consider using one of those programs and save hours of work.
Keep Better Records
From personal files to receipts to legal waivers, small businesses have to record each and everything. If you still work with the stacks of papers, your staff or you, at the moment, must be wasting loads of time trying to look for the documents or data probably no one remembers.
Working with paper documents is a difficult task. Documents being misplaced or getting damaged or even ruined is a common practice. But if your records are digitally stored can be easily backed up and searched in a few steps. Plus, if you allow your employees to enter information into that account, there will be less room for error, confusion, mistakes, and more transparency. For example, One such app is the Oscar Udhaar app.
Udhaar app is a digital Khata for Pakistani businesses. It allows you to add your daily cash and credit transactions and also sends a reminder message to the customers in case they forget to pay back. This app is free for both personal and commercial use.
Get your day organized and stay organized. Once a day or once a week, take some time to plan. Use the techniques that I’ve talked about. By investing a little time in planning and organizing, you can save a ton of time down the road.