Saving Time Through Automation

As a small business owner, time is one of your most valuable assets. With so much on your to-do list, it’s important to prioritize and make cuts wherever you can. There are plenty of ways to do this, and one big one is to automate simple tasks that would otherwise eat into your day.

Email can be a bit time suck for small business owners. It’s important to stay on top of client and customer emails, but you have to sift through a lot before you get to the important stuff. However, by labeling folders in email platforms like Gmail you can set your account to automatically sort your emails. Emails from team members can be sorted into one folder while client emails can be sorted into another, allowing you to easily prioritize. Posting to social media can also be a huge drain on your time, but it doesn’t have to be. You can use scheduling apps like Buffer and Hootsuite  to schedule posts to go out throughout the week. Backing up your data is also vitally important for your small business, but this can take up valuable time, too. Luckily, cloud-based services like Carbonite and Dropbox allow you to automatically back up your files to the cloud, saving you the chore. There are plenty of everyday tasks out there that you can automate, and doing so will save you precious time!

Read the full article here: Top 10 Time Wasting Tasks You Can Automate in 30 Minutes or Less

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