Are you tired of spending countless hours on menial, internal tasks that could easily be automated in your business?
Do you want to free up time and focus on what truly matters for growth? Well, you’re in luck! Automation is here to save the day (so you can step back from the repetitive tasks, and focus on growing your business).
By using apps, we can create systems and processes in you business that talk to each other. Say goodbye to manual tasks – and hello to efficiency, no matter what sector of your business. We are here to help you get started. Here are our top 6 ways to scale your business with automation.
1. Centralised internal communication
First, let’s talk about centralising your internal communication efforts. Instead of constantly sending out reminders and updates manually. Why not use tools like Gmail, Slack, and Asana to automate the process? Not only will this streamline communication with your team, but it will also give you more time to support their growth and development. Read our blog on automation for small business, here!
2. Build a better accounting system
Next up, streamlining your accounting and expense system. Managing small business finances can be a full-time job in and of itself, so why not make it a little easier on yourself? A tool like Xero can help you track your business financials, categorise receipts, and even connect directly to your CRM. Talk about a time-saver!
3. A streamlined, templated onboarding process
Onboarding is super repetitive, so why not automate it? Legal and compliance forms, account creation, and employee data syncing are all tasks that can easily be automated to make the onboarding process smoother for both your HR team and new employees. Make this transition as smooth as possible, with automation.
4. Automate your HR processes
From tracking employee attendance to generating reports, there are many HR tasks that can be automated. Consider using a tool like BambooHR or Employment Hero to handle tasks like employee onboarding, vacation request tracking, and performance reviews. This can save your HR team time and allow them to focus on more high-level, important tasks.
5. Upskill your employees
If employee training is key to your business growth, automate the complete training and development processes. With a large team, or if you frequently onboard new employees, it can be super time-consuming to manage employee training. Why not use an e-learning platform like Udemy or Coursera to automate the process? You can create a library of courses and resources that your employees can access at their own pace, and track their progress through the platform. This can save you time and ensure that your employees have access to the training and development they need to succeed. You can also use automation to schedule and manage employee performance reviews and development plans.
6. Project management software is key!
Automate your project management! If you have a lot of ongoing projects and tasks, it can be hard to keep track of everything. Project management tools tool like Asana or Trello automate your project management process and have come a long way. These platforms allow you to create and assign tasks, set deadlines, and track progress. You can also use automation to send reminders and updates to team members as needed. Allocate tasks, set up workflows and track billable hours to get the most out of you and your team’s time.
We hope these suggestions get you excited about the possibilities of automation in your business. Happy automating!
If you have an Australian business, and you’re ready to automate your internal processes to scale your business, talk to one of our experts on a free strategy call!