As a contractor, you will have many pressing and urgent issues and tasks to deal with every day. You need to find a balance between delivering the project to the satisfaction of your client, bidding for new work and completing general administrative tasks involved in a running your business.
There are times when it feels like there is not enough time in the day. You may also feel like you are repeating tasks but assume that there is no way around it.
Our time saving hacks for contractors are the solutions you need.
1 Outsource accounts
The biggest drain on your time are your financial processes and procedures. From running monthly payroll, to invoicing and chasing payments, keeping tight control of your finances should be top of your list.
But it also takes up a lot of your time and when you are busy balancing several projects, it is easy for the most basic of financial accounting to slip. And once you get behind, it is hard to catch up.
Save yourself time and stress by outsourcing your financial process to a reliable book keeper or accounting firm.
2 Invest in time-saving technology
Technology is a great invention and should make every aspect of running a business easier. Except, you are possibly not using it to its fullest potential. There are all kinds of technological advances that are meant to make our lives easier, especially when it comes to marketing and promoting your business. Email automation, along with various pieces of software and apps, all offer great solutions to specific problems.
Are you utilising technology enough to save time and money?
3 Outsource website management
Your website is your shop window to the world. It needs to be nurtured, with new content, from words to photos, added to it constantly. This is not just so Google and other search engines can find it but to also show your partners and potential customers what a great and diverse company you are.
But it takes time. Uploading one project story with photos can take upwards of half an hour and with so much else to do, it’s not a surprise that it gets left behind. There are plenty of sole traders and professional companies who offer all kinds of website management services.
4 Complete CHAS
Have you noticed when completing tenders that you answer the same kind of questions, with the same kinds of information? Many of these questions focus on your health and safety record and how you risk asses a project and record this information. These questions also ask about quality assurance and review procedures etc. You circumnavigate these questions by being CHAS registered. The ‘Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme’ is a fantastic accreditation which allows you to collate all your health and safety policies and information on one place.
This means saving time on all future tenders – a fantastic time hack!
How can we help you?
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If you’re in need of assistance with any aspect of certification here at Synergos we’d be delighted to help. Whether you have questions about the path to certification or are looking for advice and support to maintain an existing standard call 01484 817 444 or Email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to talk it over with you.