Time is truly money for a business owner. Within a day, you only have so much to give to grow your business. Whether it is fulfilling a last minute order, drawing up a proposal or travelling between business meetings, you need all the help you can get to save time to focus on your business goals. 

Here are eight ways you can reduce the hidden time and costs associated with managing your finances to create a sustainable business: 

Improve visibility over supplier bills

In the competitive business space, every minute counts. Discover ways to reduce manual data entry by automatically extracting key information from emails or pdf bills from suppliers and by auto-populating bills. 

Businesses that use digital accounting software like Xero stand to save an average of 25 percent when it comes to time spent entering bill information. This means 2.5 hours more for you to focus on the

Old-school marketing tools like store signage and direct mail are enjoying a new popularity. In fact, eighty three percent of  marketers surveyed say using tools like direct mail bumps up ROI. Small Business Trends contacted John Patinella, CEO of Money Mailer, and Kristin Gallucci, Director of Marketing of Signarama, to find out why these are popular again.

Old School Marketing Techniques

Patinella started by supplying a definition of direct mail for younger people who might not be familiar with it.

“With direct mail marketing, businesses can deliver messages physically to a consumer’s mailbox through the United States Postal Service or other delivery service. Postcards, flyers, and catalogs are common examples.”

He says part of the reason for this new surge is a kind of online overflow at the hands of social media.

Digital to Print

Digital marketing has oversaturated the market, leaving consumers fatigued by