Whatever holiday you celebrate, this time of year is a great time to pause and be merry. With the end of the year rapidly approaching many businesses have some annual housekeeping tasks to attend to. If your business is one that experiences a seasonal surge you're also dealing with increased traffic. Combine that with decreased employee coverage because everyone wants a little time off and this can quickly become the most stressful time of the year. It doesn't have to be that way. Using some of our tips and Stockpile simple small business inventory solution to manage your inventory will have you feeling jolly in no time.
Technology to the Rescue
You don't have to do everything yourself. In fact, there a number of tasks that don't have to be managed by employees at all. Implementing the right technology can improve your efficiency and save your business money in the long run. You can use software to make employee scheduling easier, to track marketing campaigns, inventory, and more. There are so many different options available. Take time to do your research. It can be difficult to know which solution will best fit your needs. Make a list of your must have features and then your nice to haves. When you find an option that checks all the boxes, fits in your budget, and has good reviews you'll know you've found a winner.
Bring on the Fun
In most areas the weather is getting colder, the days are shorter, and the skies are dreary. Brightening up your work place can be a big morale booster. It's not just about adding lights and decorations either. You can implement Fun Fridays when employees are allowed to dress festive and bring in treats to share. You can also get doughnuts for the break room or arrange to have subs or pizza delivered for lunch. Whatever you choose to do, be sure that it's something that your staff will appreciate. Talk to them beforehand. You don't want to spend a fortune on a gesture that they really don't want. The whole point is to make your staff happier.
To avoid sick days characterized by a phantom cough that is caused by the need to have some extra time off to get all their personal errands done consider offering your employees some flex time. Often there are things that can only be done during working hours. Offering employees the chance to take a half day or an extra long lunch so that they can accomplish these tasks will be greatly appreciated. Most employees feeling guilty calling in sick when they're really not, but they will do it if it's the only way to get the time off they need. Suggesting an alternative before they even think to ask shows how much you value their work, how much you care about them as people, and makes you look like a great boss. Sounds like a win!
Time to Spare
By now you're probably wondering where you're supposed to find all the time you'll need to implement the suggestions above. That's easy. Let Stockpile handle your inventory management needs. Adding items into Stockpile is quick and easy. Because Stockpile simple small business inventory solution is fully customizable you choose which fields to include in item records. Why waste time trying to make a generic solution fit your business? With Stockpile you decide what you want to track and go from there. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are kept. This makes it easy to locate what you need. If you have multiple locations, that's no problem either. Stockpile is scalable so it grows with your business. With Stockpile it's easy to track your inventory and access the business reports that you need. Suddenly you'll have more time to focus on other aspects of your business.
Stockpile is the small business inventory management solution that you need. We're always making improvements so you know that it's only getting better over time. Stockpile may have been designed for small businesses but that doesn't mean that it's limited in what it can do. Want to access your data while you're out of the office? You can with Stockpile. Because Stockpile is mobile compatible all you need is a mobile device and an internet connection. What could be easier? Want to see what we can do for you? Try Stockpile today!