As a small business, you know that there are certain tools that you need to make your life a little easier. Perhaps you rely heavily on your inventory system because it’s a crucial step toward a successful operating business. Maybe you love the way that you train and hire employees because it allows you to tell whether they will be a good fit. As a business owner, it’s vital that you have the tools of the trade that will make it simpler and much more efficient to run your business and more importantly, make sure that it succeeds.

At Journey Business Solutions, we understand this. We know that you need tools, tips, and tricks, to make your life a little easier when it comes to being a business owner. In today’s blog, we’re going to go over some tools that every business owner should try, especially as we head into the new year. For more information about what our merchant services can do for you, contact us to get started on creating a system that helps your small business succeed. We serve the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Beaumont, Fort Worth, Houston, and Dallas areas.

Five Tools You Should Try For Your Small Business

The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means that resolutions are probably being planted in your mind. Perhaps you have a resolution to lose weight or spend more time working on your business. Whatever the changes you want to make in your life may be, we think it’s vital that you find a few tools that can be beneficial to help your business succeed. We have five different tools that every small business should try because they will make your establishment much more efficient and successful.

POS Systems

The first tool that every business owner should take advantage of is POS systems. At Journey Business Solutions, we have the NCR Silver, Paradise POS, HotSauce, Payanywhere, and Linda POS. POS systems are a great tool to make inventory, sales, and insight into your business analytics. POS systems will keep all of your information in one place, which makes it a lot easier to keep track of. This tool can be customized to your specifications, and it can make engaging with your customers much more easily. From making payments easier to showing customer loyalty, the POS system is a tool that every business owner should try to increase return visits and to create a cleaner and sleeker look in your small business.

Methods For Marketing

As a small business, you know that you should do marketing, but with so many options out there, how do you know what to choose? Marketing companies, websites, and tools come in many shapes and sizes. It can be difficult to know the best methods to choose for marketing because there are so many out there. Google My Business, Yelp, Google Analytics, WordPress, and more are all tools that you should try to get the word out about your small business. It really comes down to what type of business you are to determine the methods for your marketing; however, you should be doing something in addition to word of mouth.

Organization Resources

Everyone becomes disorganized everyone once in awhile. However, when you take the time to create an organization system that you’ll stick to, you can minimize getting behind on stock ordering, paying your employees, and missing important appointments. There are many types of organizational resources out there from using a printed day calendar to trying out Google Calendar. What’s neat about using online resources for keeping yourself organized is how you can easily sync everything up to your phone, computer, tablet, and even your watch. One of the newer types of tools to try is The Mission HQ, which is a great resource for those who are entrepreneurs. This calendar will change the way that you are productivity and make you even more organized than ever.

Loyalty Programs

Another tool that every business owner should have is a way to track loyalty programs. Loyalty programs can easily be tracked on POS Systems. One of the benefits of using loyalty programs is how they encourage return visits from your customers. With a POS system, you can make having a loyalty program even easier. Instead of having a punch card, a POS system will help keep track of the visits, points, or whatever method you want to use to keep track of your most loyal customers. Loyalty programs will entice your customers to come back and it can bring in new customers since everyone loves a great deal.

Cash Discount Programs

Our last tool that you should use is the cash discount program. The cash discount program is a great way to save you money and bring in more cash flow. The cash discount program is something that we offer because we know how frustrating it can be to lose money due to credit card fees. A cash discount program will counteract merchant server fees when you charge a credit card. Instead of losing money on credit card transactions, you’ll be able to create an incentive to help your customers switch to cash paying. While we all know that paying with a credit card is the most popular method of payment and you don’t want to seclude anyone who pays that way, it also decreases your cash flow. Make the change with cutting-edge technology to give your customers a reason to make the switch to cash.

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Now that you know what tools to arm yourself with going into the new year, take the time to reach out to use for any questions you may have about how our merchant services can help your business succeed.