what are the benefits of workflow automation for a small business?

what are the benefits of workflow automation for a small business?

Are you a business owner who spends big chunks of your day chained to your desk doing what feels like death by admin?

If so, you’re not alone. 

Many business owners spend too much time on routine admin tasks such as emails, updating spreadsheets, adding contacts into multiple systems, creating folders in dropbox or google drive and we know it’s not the best use of your time.

You’ve probably already got some basic processes in place but let’s get real they are not really cutting it and you know you could be so much more productive if someone would take care of this side of your business for you.

Lucky for you the world is changing and evolving and there are options that will help you skyrocket your business.

You’ve heard of automation, right? You know the online tools that connect the apps you use together so they can talk to each other and pass data from one to another. Brilliant right?

It’s definitely the way to go and the future for you if you want to scale your business to 6 figures and beyond. 

There is really no logical reason why you’d want to spend hours on repetitive tasks. 

Automation has so many benefits that you don’t want to miss out on and it will help you to improve your business in a number of ways, such as:

Saving time

Who doesn’t want to save time? 

Automation takes care of your repetitive tasks saving you up to 60% of the time you’d normally spend on boring admin.

For example, utilising workflows will create triggers when someone fills in your google form. After the form is completed it will auto-populate your spreadsheet with the specified details from your form creating a second trigger that will then create individual folders in dropbox.

All you have to do is share the folder. Your whole system will be faster and more efficient.

Increased Productivity

No doubt you put off the repetitive tasks until you can’t leave them any longer.

Automating your workflow will make it so much easier for you to spend time elsewhere in your business. The more processes you automate the more time you’ll have to spend on bigger projects, the work that you love and what you set up a business for in the first place.

Reduced chance of human error

Let’s face it, nobody’s perfect and we all make mistakes, especially if you’re doing the same thing over and over again. Mistakes can be costly for your business and could be the difference between getting repeat business, losing a client altogether or even creating a potential legal issue.

Automating your workflow reduces the risk of human error by handling the repetitive tasks and eliminating the manual process. Long term, this has to be so much better for your business.

Scalability

Do you dream of reaching 6 figures?

If you were to suddenly see an increase in your business could you cope with the extra demand this would put on your time?   

Workflow automation will help to reduce those worries. When the foundations of your business are in place you will achieve sustainable growth without burning out.

More free time

Most small business owners are doing everything themselves. If you want to spend more time looking for opportunities to grow your business, you must make better use of your time. 

Workflow automation will almost eliminate the labour-intensive tasks allowing you to focus on the bigger picture!

If you want a business that requires minimal involvement from you but gets you maximum results you really should condsider automation.

Start with a simple task and go from there.! It doesn’t have to be hard, email us at info@automationmadesimple.co to find out how your manual workflows can be automated.