Three First Steps to Automate and Semi-Retire
It is very rewarding to be a Solo Entrepreneur running a successful small business, but it can eat your life. Eventually you may develop a desire to work fewer hours but maintain your income level.
Business Process Automation Evaporates Bottlenecks
One of the great benefits of automating business processes with a CRM is the literal evaporation of bottlenecks. How does that happen?
Automation Changes How Work Is Done…and That’s Okay
[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Automation Changes Work Text” _builder_version=”3.17.6″] By Barbara Jones, Small Business Automation Automation is a great way to standardize and streamline work – maybe because it changes the work process. That can be a really good and useful thing. If you haven’t experienced much work […]
“Perfectly” is NOT a Useful Answer
When a staffer asks, ‘How should this be done?” “Perfectly” is not a useful answer. It is the answer that drives everybody crazy because it is not an answer at all.
The Ghost of Automations Past
Small Business owners who have so far not managed to automate work processes often find the idea of doing so scary. That’s understandable. It’s okay. What is not okay is staying scared because then nothing good happens. The key is to take a hard look at what is so scary. Some possibilities:
Accepting Payment by Check in Infusionsoft
[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.101″ background_layout=”light”] The standard advice from a certified partner like me is going to be “avoid accepting payment by check whenever possible.” It is an option in IS but it is a hassle because payment is done by hand by someone you cannot control. It involves waiting sometimes lengthy periods of time […]
Have You Really Got an Automation Strategy or Not?
I have been an Infusionsoft Certified Partner for several years now, and I have talked to a lot of small business owners about automating their sales and marketing. It has gotten to the point where I can tell if the person I am talking to has a real automation strategy in a very short time. […]