Sailing Into Summer

small business inventory managementSummer is almost here. Many people recognize Memorial Day as the official start of summer and they look forward to longer days, warmer weather, and more chances to get outdoors. There are so many things to look forward this time of year. Holidays, breaks from school, vacations, swimming, time spent at the lake, beach, or pool usually top the list. For most people summer is a little slower paced and more relaxing. If you want to relax and enjoy summer this year there are a few things you need to do to prepare your business. Keep reading for some tips and to learn how Stockpile small business inventory management solution can help.


If your business is busier during the summer months you'll need to add some additional staff. Just hiring more people won't help. Seasonal staff needs to be trained and everyone on staff needs to know which duties should be handled by regular full time employees and which ones can be left to the temporary workers. For more on hiring summer help click here. Making sure that you have the help you need can really prepare you for the summer months.

Contingency Plans 

Many people take vacations during the summer. That may mean that you have employees out every other week. To keep things running smoothly you need to have a plan for how to handle tasks while people are out. Having a designated person to cover for each employee can ensure that nothing falls through the cracks. Be sure to allow for the unexpected as well. Just because someone only takes two weeks off that doesn't guarantee they will be back in the office on time. Flights can be missed, weather can delay travel, people may come home under the weather and need an extra day or two to recover before they can return to work. Knowing what to do when the unexpected arises can make dealing with the situation much easier and less stressful.


When the weather is warm and sunny it can be hard to stay focused on work. If you can build in chances for employees to celebrate at work that can improve morale and motivate people to stay focused so that they can join in the fun. Even something simple like afternoon ice cream on a Friday, a potluck lunch, or just fun decorations can do the trick.

Slow Down and Gear Up 

If you do experience some downtime at your business during the summer months use this time to gear up for the fall. Now is a great time to implement new technology. Take your time, research your options, and then get everyone trained on how things work.

Inventory Issues Eliminated 

Want to get rid of inventory issues? Try Stockpile small business inventory management solution. Using Stockpile makes it easy to track inventory whether you have one location or a dozen. Creating item records is quick and easy. Because Stockpile is fully customizable you choose which fields to include in item records. This allows you to include all the information that is important to your unique business. You can even add a photo to your records. Using areas and locations makes it easy to be very specific about where items are stored. Running reports just takes a few clicks. You can access all the end of year or tax data that you need. Stockpile is mobile compatible so you can see your inventory on the go. Why be tied to the office? Stockpile frees you to enjoy your summer. Ready to see what we can do for you? Try Stockpile today!


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