New year, new business goals. If you are like many business owners, you probably have a mountain of planners, schedules, spreadsheets, and documents to help manage your cleaning service. Are you finding yourself shuffling and processing more paperwork than interacting with clients or employees? It may finally be time for you to automate some of these tasks to free up your time and streamline your processes.
Not only does automating repetitive tasks save you time, but it can save you a ton of money as well. Additionally, automating mundane tasks helps accidental mistakes from occurring. Once you have successfully implemented some automation, you can focus on what can’t be automated: keeping your clients’ workspaces in pristine shape.
Here are five tips to automate a cleaning business.
Perhaps the most time-consuming task you encounter as a cleaning business owner is scheduling your employees’ time. When working through customer schedule changes and unforeseen cancellations, this task can become particularly frustrating. A great way to resolve this pain point in your business is to utilize the software available today.
When it comes to knowing where your staff spends their hours daily, weekly, and monthly, you want to track mileage. Doing this manually, however, can be a cumbersome task. GPS tracking is a great alternative that automatically records mileage and logs where your staff is working. Most of the available options allow exporting to spreadsheets, which makes client billing a breeze. It’s a whole lot easier than keeping records on notepads.
3. Tracking Hours
When it comes to billing clients and paying employees, you need accurate records of hours worked. When your staff is working at various locations, this can be difficult to keep track of. Track time with a cloud-based app to ensure your hours are recorded accurately and efficiently.
4. Billing and Payments
There are many options available to automate your billing and payment processes. The key is to pick the right one that fits your budget and company size. Automating this process also helps avoid errors and allows for accurate records.
5. Online Growth
Don’t ignore the digital world. With almost everyone having a social media presence, it is likely your competition is there as well. Every business should have a website that provides information on your business, even in its simplest form. Websites can serve as your online brochure and as a gateway to new clients.
We all know there are no guarantees in life. However, automating processes in your cleaning business will certainly make your life easier! Discover how Compass Wave can help you automate your cleaning business today.