Have you ever used your debit card or written a check to find there was not enough money to cover the purchase? It was embarrassing wasn’t it? Made you mad probably. “How could I have forgotten to record that last check I wrote” or “Did my wife write a check and not tell me”?
Well, the problem is much more extensive in a business. Keeping track of vendor bills, customer deposits and invoices and customer commitments is critical.
In business circles they refer to this information as Business Process and Systems. Are you using your computer for no than more a word processor or an email device?
It does not cost near as much developing systems and processes as it does to see all your effort of building your business go down the tubes because you avoided this basic task.
Here is a challenge – while away from your desk (at home or quiet place) write down 10 issues that occurred this week that could have been avoided if you had the information to handle it. It might have been a lost customer order, vendor expecting payment you did not know of or something as simple as a missing customer phone number or email address.
Use your computer as a tool. Get the right software to manage your business. In the end, you will be more efficient, productive and profitable.
I have personally helped 1,000’s of companies with evaluating process, systems and helping select the right one(s) for their business.
Contact me, Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org