If you have not taken time to automate your workflow as a business owner, you are losing time and we all know that time is money. I know that you need to answer e-mails, schedule and attend meetings, make phone calls, and you have a ton of tasks to track; but many of these repetitive tasks can be automated. According to a survey conducted by The Alternative Board (TAB), the average entrepreneur spends 68.1% of the time working “in” their business completing day-to-day tasks and only 31.9% of the time is spent working “on” their business (i.e. networking, strategic planning, etc.). Does that describe you?
I’m sure you will agree that e-mail is one of the biggest time sucks to your time every day; the second is daily administrative tasks. If you track the hours you spend doing administrative and supportive tasks in just one day, you will be astonished by the number of billable hours you are losing. Well I have news for you! Thanks to the advancement of technology, you can automate many of these tasks if you aren’t ready to outsource them. Here are a few workflows you can automate to get back some of your time:
Appointment Setting – It might take six or more e-mails to work out a good time and date for a meeting. Who has that kind of time? Save time and avoid the frustration by letting them pick a date and time that works for both of you. The best part is you will automatically get an automatic reminder the day before the meeting happens!
Project Tracking – Are some of your project tasks falling through the cracks or are you missing deadlines? Increase your efficiency with an activity feed or to-do list with reminder notifications to keep you on track.
Lead Collection – Wouldn’t it be great if you could have all of your leads collected in a CRM for reference? This would enable you to follow-up with them, add them to your e-mail list and convert them into a sale. Without this your business will not survive.
Social Media – Do you want to improve your digital footprint? A good scheduling app can help you post planned content on a consistent basis so you don’t feel overwhelmed and so you don’t overwhelm your followers.
Do you need some help to automate your workflow? Let me put your mind at ease! Click here to contact me today for a strategy session that will help you get set-up and get you out of the office.