Running a small business is a difficult and time-consuming endeavor. Between managing employees, chasing down payments and keeping up with customers, business owners can feel overwhelmed with daily tasks, especially when they don’t have business software.
If you miss those childhood days of summer vacation, perhaps it’s time to give yourself a break.
“But how can I when there’s work to be done?!” We’re glad you asked. Get back to having some free time this summer by using all-in-one business software for these ongoing tasks.
As a business owner, you’re likely always functioning from one of two places: Keeping your business in check or looking for a way to grow. Money plays a large role, so we can’t blame you for eyeing down your books daily.
Mismanaging your business’s money can leave you with a tarnished business reputation, lead to payment fraud or result in the closing of your doors. It’s tough to hand off that load to someone else.
Many small businesses turn to QuickBooks as their go-to bookkeeping software. But, like other software, you still have to maintain and update it. This can become time-consuming.
Because QuickBooks Desktop integrates with Thryv, businesses can sync financial information made in Thryv directly to the contact in your QuickBooks account, and vice versa. Now, you’re one step closer to those sandy shores.
Thryv + QuickBooks Desktop makes it easy to:
- Consolidate information from contacts and estimates to payments and invoices
- Access the real-time status of your business’s revenue with hourly synchronization
- Import and Sync customer data between the two software with either the customer’s email or phone number
- Streamline bookkeeping and money management processes
The only thing worse than missing invoices is having to be the one to track them down. It’s stressful and it uses up valuable time in your day but, you can’t avoid it. Those invoices are what keep your business operating.
The best way to get paid on time, and not have to hound customers, is to make it convenient.
Finding a reliable all-in-one business management software to execute your entire estimate-to-payment process is the way to go.
By setting online payments in place, or collecting up front by offering a discount for bundled services paid online in advance using Thryv Packages, you’re able to break from the money hunt.
Thryv’s business software helps you crush the job by:
- Quickly build quotes and estimates within minutes
- Allowing clients to effortlessly approve payment— anywhere, at any time
- Getting your business paid once the job’s complete with professional invoices
Marketing automation isn’t reserved for big-name companies. They’re actually the key to getting you out the door quicker.
Do you text and email your clients? What about targeting promotional campaigns to them based on special anniversaries or holidays? How do you manage your social media accounts? All of these activities can be automated.
Marketing automation helps you to:
- Save time by targeting multiple customers at once while still segmenting your messaging.
- Nurture relationships with your customers without being attached to your computer or phone.
- Know where you stand with customers so you can see where you’re winning and where you could use a little work.
By automating text and email reminders in the days leading up to the appointment, you’re giving your clients the heads-up they need. That same automation can be used to give you back the time and mental space you deserve when used to schedule out reminders, promotions and follow-up messages.
It’s as simple as setting up tags and triggers within your business software.
We created Thryv Marketing Center for business owners to see which of their marketing activities were working, and which ones weren’t. Saving time was just an added bonus.
We also automated the marketing analysis process using AI. This way all you need to do is run your business, and Thryv Marketing Center will track all the activities, in real time. This is especially important for saving time and staying on top of processes when dealing in advertising.
Manually booking and confirming appointments is time-consuming, to say the least. Your customers don’t want to have to call for appointments or quotes during your business hours the same way you don’t want your phone attached to your head.
Online booking streamlines processes and interactions with your customers. Think of your online booking system as a 24/7, 365 employee. By not limiting customers to booking solely during your business hours, you’re free to fill up your books.
But Thryv does more than just schedule appointments. Thryv also makes it easier to create employee schedules and track employee hours. This can save time and reduce the likelihood of scheduling conflicts or missed shifts.
Thryv made this simple by allowing your staff to sync their calendars to your system. Now you can step out of the office knowing you’re not over or understaffed for the day.
Overall, small business owners can gain more free time this summer by implementing Thryv. We know you’re responsible, so take the time to research what separates good software from great software. Or if you feel daring, take the dive to uncover why Thryv has been named a Leader in multiple categories for Small Businesses for 14 consecutive quarters by clicking here.