Three hacks to make your small business run like a dream

Whether you are a new entrepreneur or a seasoned small business owner, it can be tough going it on your own. Sure, you might have the freedom to choose your own hours and write your own business plan, but completing necessary paperwork and paying employees can be a minefield if you have no previous experience in these areas. Not to mention, you will want to have an effective marketing strategy in place to tell the whole who you are, and what you offer. No matter where you and your business are based, if you want to succeed in today’s cut-throat world, then it’s time to bite the digital bullet.

Any small business owner knows that planning and time management are key to make things run like clockwork. However, having a few hacks and tricks up your sleeve will make life a lot easier too. Read on to check out these three hacks to make your small business run like a dream.

Get a social media management tool

Using effective and regular social media content is an invaluable marketing tool for your small business, without breaking the bank. However, to ensure you obtain maximize results from social marketing activities, frequent and consistent posting is key. So what’s the solution? Investing in social scheduling tools will enable you to create and schedule content days or hours in advance – plus you can repeat posts depending on business time zones. So don’t be a dinosaur, get a social media management tool and get posting.

Do your payroll online

Do you find yourself spending hours calculating employee hours or creating payslips each and every month? Even if you are a whizz with Excel, sorting payroll can time take time, effort and buckets of concentration. Why not make your life a lot easier and do it online? Checkstub Maker enables you to preview and download paystubs in a matter of minutes. Using an intuitive tool to manage your payroll is a great hack for busy business owners that lack a concrete finance department. Do check out this option if you want to make the end of each month roll over smoothly.

Harness the power of chat apps

Getting your company’s website online is only the start of your digital marketing journey. As you grow in popularity, yet your employee headcount stays the same, do you realistically have the capacity or time to deal with all those new leads? It goes without saying that if you treat your customers as you would like to be treated then they will keep trusting in your business – and buying into your ethos. So, why not look to install a chat app to help with all those questions when you are juggling other tasks. Not to mention an app can deal with issues while you are offline too – offering a truly 24-hour business experience.

Hacks all sorted? Congratulations, you can sleep easy in the knowledge that your business is on the path to success. Don’t lose sleep over the difficult aspects of business – get with the times and use a hack.

Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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