Random Acts of Kindness

The movie Pay It Forward came out in 2000, but the concept of practicing random acts of kindness wasn't new even then. Still it's a timeless idea, and one that bears repeating. Practicing random acts of kindness at work can have a huge impact on your business. Keep reading to learn more. Plus, we'll have tips on how Stockpile simple inventory solution can help you pay it forward.

Employee Attrition 

Losing employees is a big problem for small businesses. The hiring process can be long and complicated. Sorting through resumes and selecting candidates for interviews can eat up time and manpower that you can't spare. Even after you've selected a candidate, training them and getting them up to speed on policies and procedures can be time consuming. It makes sense to do everything in your power to hang on to good employees. Doing even small things to make them feel special can have a big impact on employee morale and retention. For more on employee retention check out this previous post.

Customer Retention 

Loyal customers are very valuable. They are the ones who will frequent your business even when times are hard. They are also the ones who will sing your praises to their friends and family. Keeping them happy can be beneficial in so many ways.

They can also provide a good source of intel when you are considering new promotions or products for your business. With new customers you can never be sure if you had a bad idea or just the wrong the audience. When you know the audience is a good fit it's easier to determine the effectiveness of your new offering. Searching for ideas to keep your customers happy? Click here.

Community Relations

When you do nice things for your community you can improve your standing and your reputation. What business wouldn't want to be known as a positive force in the community? You may even get some free publicity out of the deal if your actions are written up in a local blog or the news. Here are some community relations tips.

More Ideas

Looking for some easy random acts you can do? Try offering a customer who looks like they're having a bad day an extra discount or a free product sample. Provide unexpected treats in the break room for employees or offer to cover for someone who looks like they could use an extra break or a longer lunch. Even something as small as tucking a positive note in with a purchase or leaving it on someone's work station can be just the pick me up that they need.

Stockpile | Simple Inventory Solution

Using Stockpile for all your inventory management needs can help you free up the time you need to brainstorming ideas for your small business. It can also help you identify overstock situations (these can be a good source for donations or promotions).

Adding items in Stockpile is quick and easy. Because Stockpile simple inventory solution is fully customizable you choose which fields to include in item records. You can even track additional information that is important to your business. Keep warranty info, parts reordering instructions, and more in your item records. Accessing your data is simple. All you need is a mobile device and internet access. You can run all the reports that you need for end of the year and tax time with just a few clicks. As items move around within your business it's easy to keep track whether you have one location or dozens. Plus, Stockpile grows with your business so you'll never have to worry about needing to learn a new system. Looking for a great way to pay it forward? Share the love. Tell other business owners about Stockpile and how easy to use and powerful it is. Trust us, they'll thank you! Haven't tried Stockpile yet? What are you waiting for? Try Stockpile today!

 

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