If you want to save or make more money in your business the first place to look for it is in your own operations! We all have “hidden money” in the way we do or don’t do things. I have discussed in prior articles about reviewing the “we always do it that way” and evaluating our S.O.P “standard operating procedures” to ensure they still make sense and are the most efficient process.
In this article I want you to consider another area. Automation! Yes, most of us have computers now and use them for basic accounting, bookkeeping and our website. However, I’m suggesting more!
Every few years (3-5) we need to review what’s available in the market place as it relates to “new opportunities to do old things in new ways”!
Recently, I met with a very innovative and award winning company headquartered right here in Southwest Florida. Stickboy Creative specializes in working with companies to identify and develop automated approaches. They work with business owners to review existing business processes and evaluate how that process may be automated to save time, make money or be more efficient. Some of my clients have used them and are very happy with both the personal service, as well as the technical abilities they have employed to help them transform their business.
They have helped companies large and small develop a variety of custom solutions. What would take your business to the next level? A mobile app, an internal business application or an e-commerce website?
What we need to do is THINK! What new opportunities can I find in my business doing old things in new ways?
Russ Winstead, CBA, CFM, CGBP Consultant