Why Your Start-up Needs Scheduling Software

April 28, 2021 | 380 views

Why Your Start-up Needs Scheduling Software
Why Your Start-up Needs Scheduling Software

You’re a new entrepreneur—the business oundation of our economy. Congratulations on taking steps to strike out on your own. You’ll be your own boss and, finally, be the one calling all the shots in your new start-up.

Of course, we know a new start-up comes with hefty challenges, too, particularly financial concerns. It takes time to build revenue and your customer base. The business may keep you awake at night as you consider how best to utilize your capital to grow your new business, especially now that you have employees who come at a considerable expense.

As a business owner, some of the best advice you will hear is to work on your business and not in your business. In reality, start-ups need you to be everywhere at once. However, your employees need to be exactly where you need them, when you need them, doing the exact best thing for you at the time. As you consider your capital investments, there are good financial reasons to use scheduling software for your start-up to ensure employees are contributing in the best way for your start-up success.

Employees Are Happier

As a new entrepreneur, you probably don’t have a lot of time to coddle employees, but they are critical to your success. Using scheduling software is simple and clear for employees and keeps communication open. It eliminates misunderstandings and minimizes confusion because employees can clearly see their schedules and duties.

Communication is also simpler than using spreadsheets or posting paper notices. With a simple, software-based approach to scheduling, you communicate with employees via text or email. They can use their phone, tablet, or computer to access all schedule notices and changes. Each employee receives your information at the same time and confirms and accepts their assignments.

Employees Are More Productive

The capital you put in your start-up has to work for you. Each investment or asset purchase must demonstrate an ROI that proves its worth. Your employees are particularly expensive, and their value comes only when their contributions outweigh their cost. Employee scheduling software helps achieve that balance by ensuring that employee hours contribute as fully as possible to your success.

Scheduling software reduces overtime, too. Overtime expenses are burdensome for any business, partly because of the increased hourly cost, but also because overtime hours make for tired employees. And tired employees cannot be as efficient and productive at work as a well-rested employee. Appropriately allocating staff optimizes their ability to contribute to your start-up’s success.

You Are More Productive, Too

It is sometimes difficult to place a dollar value on your own contribution. And yet, you are the most important and capable person in the shop. Simple scheduling software saves time—your valuable time. By turning a manual task into a fast scheduling process frees you up to work on your business.

Your best and highest value is evident when your time is spent on mission-critical issues like training and enhancing your customers’ experience. By investing your money in scheduling software, you can invest your time in building your business. It’s worth the small investment to reap the benefits of happy employees, better communication, and focused progress on your start-up’s success.

Author Profile Jon Forknell is the Vice President and General Manager of Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., a software marketing company specializing in employee scheduling software, including ScheduleBase employee scheduling software, and other business software solutions. In the past, Jon has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. For many years, Atlas Business Solutions has been named one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies.

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