If it’s one thing that practically all business owners have in common – other than being business owners, of course – it’s that they tend to work harder than anyone else to make their businesses successful. It only makes sense, right? To many entrepreneurs, their companies are their “babies”. They’ll do just about anything to nurture them and ensure that they grow successfully. The problem with this way of thinking, however, is that it can cause burnout!
How can you make your life as a business owner easier? Here are three simple ideas:
1. Don’t be afraid to seek help when it’s needed.
It helps to not wear too many hats. As a business owner, there are bound to be important tasks that you can’t necessarily handle yourself. Getting help where it’s needed and putting your trust in talented employees and business partners is often necessary to keep your company running like a well-oiled machine.
“Of course, one reason that many entrepreneurs wear so many hats is that it seems to be the more affordable option,” says Steve Strauss on Inc.com, “Why hire someone when you can do it yourself? This is of course shortsighted thinking. No business ever grew until the entrepreneur realized that he or she cannot do it all themselves. Bringing in help (contractors, employees, interns, part-timers, whatever) to ease the burden doesn\’t cost, it pays.”
2. Take advantage of modern telecom technology.
Are you still using traditional landline phone systems? You’d be surprised how far technology has come in the world of telecommunications. VoIP-based phones (those that use the internet to connect callers) provide calling capabilities that were once unheard of. With VoIP, you can conduct your business anytime and anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Leaving your office will no longer prevent you from getting your important calls.
“Are you wasting time running between voice mail on your cell and office phones?” asks Chris Penttila on Entrepreneur.com, “VoIP systems offer a great deal of personalization and features for a rock-bottom price. In fact, VoIP can be up to 40 percent cheaper than a traditional small-office phone system, and it offers useful features for any small business. Voice mails, for example, can be handled just like attachments–clicked, dragged, dropped and passed along.”
3. Update your payment processing methods.
Have you heard of the Poynt Smart Terminal? It was specifically designed to make the lives of business owners much easier. It serves as both a payment terminal and a smart device as it includes a hybrid card reader and is compatible with other devices that can be connected via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Poynt Smart Terminal also has a camera and two different touch screens – one that is used by your employees and another that is used by your customers.
A barcode scanner, a compact receipt printer and an NFC reader are all part of the Poynt Smart Terminal as well. Check out the below to learn more!
For more information about the Poynt Smart Terminal, please don’t hesitate to call Canadian POS Corporation at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.