As a business owner, you will always have a long list of things to do. Many of those things are likely basic admin tasks that are taking up precious time. If you’re spending most of your time handing paperwork, it’s time to make a change.

When admin tasks take up most of your time, it becomes difficult to focus on productive tasks that impact your bottom line. You’ll often spend so much time juggling clients and reconciling the books that you can’t get around to new marketing ideas or expansion planning.

It’s easy to get into the habit of doing everything but neglecting the tasks that will grow your business.

Here are a few steps to help you reduce your admin time and increase productivity.

automate your schedule

If your business requires that you meet with clients, you or one of your employees probably spend quite a bit of time setting and managing appointments. That can waste a lot of time each day. However, there are options for you. Consider implementing an automatic appointment scheduling system or adding a scheduling app to your website.

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document management

If your business still requires that you handle paper documents, it’s time to consider implementing time-saving technology with mobile support. For example, an app like Tiny Scanner will allow you to scan, organize, and send your documents as PDF files easily.  In addition to being time-saving, being able to manage your documents on the go, will also reduce your office supply expense.

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the right tools

If you have a product-based business, managing your inventory can be daunting. Start researching sales tracking and inventory management software that fits your business model. Also, consider implementing POS software that allows you to track your inventory and sales simultaneously. It’s a good way to keep up with inventory levels. You’ll also be able to track best sellers to get a clear idea of how your business is performing.