The ideal for vision is 20/20 and this year especially you'll hear lots of perfect vision jokes. In all seriousness, this is a great time to think about what you're focusing on and just how clearly you see your future. If you're ready to make strides towards growing your business and you'd like to learn more about how a simple inventory solution like Stockpile can help, this is the post for you.
If you want to see clearly you need to focus on what's important. Sometimes that is easier said than done. Often there are multiple issues clamoring for your attention so it can be hard to focus on any one thing. Having a list of priorities and goals can help you get back on track when you get distracted. Sharing these with your staff can have an even more significant impact. When everyone is focused on the same goal it's easier to work together to achieve it.
Clearly the One
Poorly defined goals can be hard to achieve because it can be difficult to determine what steps need to be taken. It's hard to get where you're going if you're not sure where that is. Make sure that you clearly define your goals. Don't just say "grow my business" specify how much growth you'd like to see in the next six months to a year. Whether that quantity is a percentage, an exact number of new customers, or a sales dollar amount, having a quantifiable goal makes it easier to gauge your progress and ultimate success. It also allows you to make incremental adjustments if you are falling short of your goal.
The expression "keep your eye on the prize" is often used to promote focus on a goal. The difficulty with that is the tendency for that acute focus to result in a kind of tunnel vision. Don't focus so much on one goal that you fail to notice other things going on in your business. Focusing on increasing sales might lead you to spend lots of time and money recruiting new customers. All those new clients won't do you any good if you lose your supplier or face unexpected overhead due to rent increases or external factors that you weren't aware of. Remember to keep an eye on all aspects of your business to avoid surprises.
Eye Your Inventory
Seeing your inventory should be easy. If you use Stockpile, it is. Creating item records is simple. Stockpile simple inventory solution is fully customizable so you choose which fields to include in your records. This allows you to track all the data that is important to your small business. Stockpile is great for keeping up with quantity and location of items but it does so much more. You can track supplier details, warranty info, where to get accessories and replacement parts and other important info. You can even include a photo in your record.
Stockpile is also very accessible. Because our solution is available for free you don't have to limit the number of users who have access to the system. It's also mobile compatible which means you can see your data on the go. As long as you have internet access you can always "see" your inventory. That makes it easy to keep a handle on what you have and when you need to reorder. Stockpile makes it easy to locate stock because you can use both areas and locations to pinpoint where inventory is stored. You can easily track items within a single location or across multiple locations. As items move around your business you can easily update records as well. There is so much you can do with Stockpile.
Plus, we're always updating the system. Looking for barcode scanning and other functionality? Keep checking back. We're adding new features all the time. Ready to see what we can do for you? Try Stockpile today!