Get Rid of Busyness So You Can Get Down to Business

Multitasking businessman, Fishbowl BlogRunning a business can sometimes feel a lot like busywork. How much time do you spend writing reports, balancing accounting records and making sure you have enough products in your inventory? Wouldn’t you rather spend that time on something more productive and up your alley of expertise?

In order to get down to business, you need to get rid of all the busyness that’s cluttering your schedule. To do that, you should start doing three things: Automating processes, delegating essential tasks, and boosting efficiency. Fishbowl’s inventory control software lets you do all three of these things. Let’s talk about each one in depth:

1. Automating Processes

There are plenty of processes that need to happen to keep your business running. These include reordering products before they run out, updating inventory records and accounting books each time a sale or order is made, and picking, packing and shipping products to customers. Each of these processes could take hours to complete by hand. But if you use Fishbowl, you can cut that time down to minutes.

All you have to do is set up automatic reorder points to prevent shortages, integrate Fishbowl with QuickBooks to instantly update your financial records whenever your inventory levels change, and use mobile wireless devices to navigate your warehouse and quickly find products to pick, pack and ship. And that’s just scratching the surface of what you can do with Fishbowl’s inventory software.

2. Delegating Essential Tasks

Your time is precious. That’s why you hire employees to handle many of the day-to-day operations of your company. If you can find a way to delegate complex inventory control tasks to them, then you’ll be able to free up even more of your time. Fishbowl can help with this.

You can limit user rights so your employees can only access the information they need to complete specific tasks. This protects you from unnecessary risk and it allows your employees to focus on only the areas they need without being deluged with data. Software training shouldn’t be too difficult, especially if your employees are only learning how to use certain parts of the software.

3. Boosting Efficiency

Boosting efficiency relates to the first two points. When you automate processes, you naturally increase efficiency. The same goes for delegating important tasks. If you can build a product and get it to your customers faster than your competitors, then you have a major advantage over them. If you can do all of that while spending the majority of your time on expanding your business, then you’ll be even further ahead of the competition.

If you’re constantly busy but you never feel very productive, maybe it’s time for a change. Get an inventory software demo today to get down to the business of running a great business!

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About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.
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