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Business automation – are we on the same page?

Business automation really is the solution to achieving reductions in cost and resources!

Running a business, especially as a “solopreneur” is not always a smooth journey, you will experience the highs and lows of small business

There are so many facets to running a successful business, starting with your own productivity and efficiency.  Of course, it goes without saying that one of the most important aspects is keeping the running costs as low as possible.  Have you thought about business automation?

Your earnings as a driving instructor can be unpredictable.  Some weeks are busier than others and cash flow is not always predictable, which leads to the cash flow roller coaster. Does this sound familiar?  

Business automation, cash flow roller-coaster

One way to save your business money is to change things!  Reduce the amount of mundane and repetitive functions in your business.  This will allow you to focus on the more important aspects primarily lead generation and of course, what you are passionate about – educating your learner drivers!  

Take advantage of technology to support your business and allowing it to run smoothly on autopilot

You may be asking “What does business automation involve?”  Well, we are now on the same page!  It really means putting in place processes that will manage the overall management of your business – as small or as large as it may be.  Why are you or someone in your business spending time on doing tasks that are time-consuming and non-revenue generating?  In fact, keeping you away from doing the most important things that will lead to the success of your driving business – attracting new students and building your reputation and online brand by offering the best driving instruction in your local area!

It may sound difficult but it really is straightforward.  It is simply taking the time to invest in the right tools and technology that offers you the best end-to-end business solution.  From lead generation right through to your accounting procedures.  Until a business has the right processes in place, it could feel like “chasing your tail”!

Facing and overcoming challenges is inevitable with running a small business which is why some people never take the path.  Implementing the right processes can help minimise risk, reduce stress and minimise chaos.  Automate routine tasks and focus on high-value tasks that cannot be automated – driving with your students!

Your customers expect great service, they will be willing to go elsewhere if they don’t feel they are getting great value.  Customers pick up immediately on how efficiently your business operates, you can’t afford to be casual these days.  Good service is expected and your role is to meet these expectations.

Benefits of Automation:

Saves you valuable time to invest in the most important aspects of your business

The possibility of manual errors is reduced

Streamlines communication with your students and/or parents

Allows for transparency across your entire business

Allows for powerful integrations

Provides useful reporting

When going down the path of selecting technology for automating your business, understand what your automation goals are so that you can see where you can reduce costs and achieve efficiency in your business.

Understand the technology, how to use it and monitor it to assess the improvements within your business.  Of course, with automation comes a cost and you need to ensure that it is serving your business well.  Just because you have introduced technology to automate your business, it doesn’t mean that you can step away entirely there will be a need for human touch. Technology will allow your business to run on autopilot but it will need you to ensure that the process is working well and achieving the desired outcomes.

By | 2017-10-31T02:52:48+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Business Tips, Driving Instructors|0 Comments

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