Being a business owner may imply that you have to fill many roles and responsibilities at once. Because you are busy, it’s important to take advantage of technology to make your processes and procedures more efficient.  Here are nine ways you can use technology to be a more efficient business owner.

1. Project Management Software

We guess that you are already utilizing project management software to keep track of deadlines, assigned tasks, and progress reports.  After all, everybody knows it is impossible to keep all of your tasks and projects for you and your team in your head.  Trying to run a business without project management software is like trying to run a marathon without shoes.  It can be done but really shouldn’t.

Project management software will allow you to see at a glance what needs to be done, by whom, and by when.

2. Accounting Software

Even if you aren’t trying to do the accounting yourself, automating your accounting and bookkeeping processes with accounting software will save you time spent on data entry and give you up-to-date financial statements. With up-to-date financial data, you can make decisions faster and avoid making costly mistakes.

3. Customer Relationship Management

Using customer relationship management (CRM) software to manage your customer data, sales pipeline, and marketing campaigns will help you stay organized and nurture your relationships with customers. Many small business owners think they can wait to invest in this software.  But we encourage you to start early. Most seasoned business owners would give their eye teeth to go back and collect the personal data of every person they have met since starting their business.  Don’t let this be one of your regrets years from now.

4. Cloud Storage Service

Using a cloud storage service to store files and documents online so they can be accessed from anywhere will save you space on your computer and make it easier to share files with others.

Companies that invested in cloud storage services before the pandemic were able to pivot to remote work faster than those that didn’t. Although we suspect there will not be anothe