Let’s just say it out loud – there are a few months during every year that experience a slow-down. It might be end of summer, it might be right before New Year, or it just may be the economy in flux. During this period, you could either browse the internet for the 100th time out of boredom like I can admit to doing once or twice…Or you could use these (hopefully helpful) tips to gear up for a successful future!
Make Improvements to Your Current Process
Whether you are using CounterGo, Systemize, or other software to run your shop smoothly and efficiently, this is a great time to take a look and see what can be improved. Making time to audit your processes and learn your software thoroughly is hard to do when business is booming. Use this downtime to do some fine-tuning and get the most for your money!
Scheduling a call with us is a free and helpful way to see where improvements can be made in your current way of using Moraware. Want to make your forms cleaner or customize your quotes? Or maybe you’ve been wondering about which features you aren’t utilizing. Go ahead, give us a call – we really love being able to help!
The best part about doing this? You’ll be ready to go when things get busier!
💡Read more about how to keep improving
Explore New Technology
We might be a little biased as a software company, but using some downtime to find new technology or machinery to help you run your business better sounds like the most fun!
Technology is always evolving and improving, just like your shop. Keeping up with new trends and opportunities will only benefit you. Just make sure to use your metrics to gauge how successful each is for you.
💡Read more about using metrics
Make Room for New Jobs
While you’ve got the extra time to get organized, it might be helpful to clear up some space in your shop for all those new jobs you’re planning on in the new year. Check on your inventory, throw out old clutter, and figure out a better layout for efficiency.
💡Read more about creating an ideal shop layout
And Most Importantly…
Enjoy the time with your family and friends during a slow period. It can be stressful when you’re used to being busy and worry about what’s next. But, why not take advantage of the slowness. We’ll all be wishing for it during the next busy season, right??