Is paperwork holding you back? Learn how to save time doing paperwork so you can focus on gaining more customers.
As tradesmen, you do your best work on the job site, where the customer can see the results. However, for most tradesmen the onsite work is only one part of running a small business. For many the big struggle is keeping up with all the paperwork.
Spreadsheets and ledgers, deposit, taxes, receivables, payables; it’s enough to keep a small business owner down. But it doesn’t have to be this way, there are many solutions that can help you tackle the paperwork so that you can focus on what you do best.
Matthew Cohen has written a good article that highlights new mobile apps that can help tradesmen get the paperwork under control. In it you’ll find:
How to get up and running right away: Learn the features of cloud-based software and platforms that can help you get started fast and where to find them. Learn how these systems allow you to do business from anywhere and help you take care of things like instant estimating, invoicing, recurring appointments and even on-site payment acceptance all for a low monthly fee.
How to manage your customer relationships (and revenue): Find out how flat-rate business management software lets you direct the customer relationship and any repeat business it may generate. See how latest software can help with customer retention, keep track of customers and allows you to communicate quickly and conveniently with them.
How to Increase your entire team’s efficiency: See how mobile apps can save small and medium businesses thousands of hours each year. Software/mobile technology tailored specifically for mobile tradesmen can boost your efficiency by automating tasks such as customer communications, and integrating with other systems you already have in place, including QuickBooks.
How to go paperless and boost your professional image: Imagine all the storage space you’ll save — not to mention printer ink and paper — if all of your estimates and invoices are handled electronically. Customers will no doubt appreciate the convenience of receiving the documents via email rather than having them clutter up their mailboxes and desktops.
Cohen goes on to say:
“Field management software is all about increasing productivity and revenue while reducing the administrative hassles. It gives your customers the impression that you’re not only professional but also on the cutting edge of technology. Indeed, from the customer’s perspective, they get the best of both worlds: the same amenities they’ve come to expect from larger companies, along with the high level of service and attention that a small business can provide.”
Take few minutes to read the full story here and see how new technologies and software can now make it easier for the mobile tradesman to grow their business.