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New year, new start and new years resolutions. For many people, January brings renewed focus and often, work life balance and business commitments come out top for things that need to be readjusted for the betterment of your health and your business.
Whilst we can’t make you eat less or exercise more, Epos Now’s cloud-based point-of-sale can you help you manage your priorities to get the best out of your business. Here are some common new year's resolutions and how Epos Now’s award-winning system can help you keep them;
Time is your most precious resource, it can never be recouped or replaced. Any task that can be automated or made less labour intensive should be. Accounting, inventory management and staffing are just some of the time-consuming tasks your Epos Now system can streamline.
We integrate with industry leaders ensuring all your data will be automatically imported into your accounting software. You can bulk import stock into the system and compare insightful data reports and manage all your staffing in one place. By reducing your time spent dealing with mundane tasks, you can make the school play, visit your mum, or even just be home in time for dinner.
Entrepreneurs typically struggle to let go. There are multiple benefits to be gleaned by delegating to your staff, including allowing you to have more time to focus on high-level tasks and empowering your employees with new skills are responsibilities.
If you struggle with the concept of cutting the apron strings entirely, Epos Now solutions allow you to set customisable permissions. This means you can be confident your supervisors and managers aren’t overstepping the mark with discounts, promotions and you can view all transactions on your smartphone from the comfort of your armchair.
Securing profitability is the holy grail of any business. Epos Now can assist SMEs by cutting costs and driving revenue across all areas of your business. Epos nows detailed reporting features mean you can track incoming revenue and outgoing costs with ease. This quickly allows you to sport opportunities to save.
Wastage, shrinkage and employee theft becomes a thing of the past when you have an aerial view of your business. Identify what works well in your business and what doesn’t. Drop unpopular products and promote your best sellers. Intelligent reporting affords you full ownership of your own data, meaning you can be agile in your choices and make informed business decisions.
A business is only as good as its employees and this is particularly true in public facing roles such as retail and hospitality. Long hours and low pay see both sectors suffer from high staff turnover which can be damaging to the customer experience. Being a good leader is certainly no easy task, but recognising achievement and celebrating success is a good way to incentivise high standards. Insightful reporting allows you to acknowledge top performing staff, or identify employees who need additional assistance training.
Many employees operating within retail and hospitality sectors are paid hourly and fit work around other responsibilities. Epos Now integrates with Deputy, the leading workforce management app which allows you streamline scheduling, track your staff and keep them informed via their mobile.
As an independent, you are reliant on your customers repeat business. Being an active member of your local community means you’ll be at the forefront of your customer's minds. By rewarding regular customers you encourage customer loyalty. Epos Now operates a number of loyalty platforms which allow SMEs to reward their customers in the same way as large corporates. Personalised offers, gifts and promotions encourage customers to visit again.
Another key way to become a heart of the community is to ensure your prospective customers know about the products and services you offer. Effectively marketing your business is essential to its growth. By utilising an integrated marketing platform, you can build professional and targeted campaigns to drive custom, particularly during times of low footfall.
Despite the difficulties and challenges, the new year offers a wealth of opportunity for business owners serious about growing their businesses. Our team of EPOS specialists will help you evaluate your needs to get the best solution for your business. They’d be happy to run through any questions you might have at a time suitable to you. Give them a call or arrange a call back.
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