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Tips & Tricks
Being a business owner can sometimes mean that we lose sight of the forest for the trees. It's important to check in with ourselves regularly and take stock of the bigger picture. Gratitude and mindfulness as part of our self-care regime is one way in which we can create this space.
Startup Weekend takes place all over the world. It’s a 54-hour event where people interested in entrepreneurship have the opportunity to experience launching their own startup. This year, Timely came aboard to support Startup Weekend Dunedin.
The problem with owning a business is that we can get so busy running around after everyone, ensuring jobs are being done, people are happy and our families get our attention, that we lose sight of ourselves and our own needs. When we don’t take care of ourselves it erodes the quality at which we operate. We get stressed, tired, run down with colds and flu’s and we suffer from fuzzy and muddled brains.
We have more information at our fingertips now than ever before, and when a prospective client makes the decision to look for a new service provider, they jump online to do it. Referrals worked well in the past, but increasingly clients are researching businesses online before they make any kind of purchase decision.
In some parts of the world, it’s that time of the year when we look a little closer at our business numbers and start to frantically prepare our tax returns.
With that in mind, it seemed like a good time to delve into some tactical tips around sales and invoicing in Timely.
Want to add credit to your customer's accounts in Timely? Well, now you can! Wahoo!
Early on in my business journey I learned that the key to running a successful business was to work on my business more than I worked in my business. I’d worked so hard to grow a following of loyal clients whom I loved but now I was also loaded with an abundance of business tasks, many of which were a drag. My evening hours were spent doing boring admin and everything I couldn’t get done in between clients during my busy business day.
I would wager that you’d be delighted to see your favourite client every day. Even if only for a coffee and a chat. But if you don’t love coffee to the same extent I do, or simply don’t have the time to meet face to face regularly, then here’s one way you can still regularly talk with your customers without getting the shakes from too much liquid awesomeness.
Family means different things to different people and here at Timely we embrace a family first mentality in all we do.