As a tradie, you’ve probably heard people talk about that their business is ‘paperless’ but you might not have thought this applies to you. After all, you only have your small business to worry about.
A paperless business means you use technology to reduce the amount of paper you use. There are a number of benefits to this modern approach.
Easier access to your documents
Most tradies have had that moment where you’re trying to find that invoice or receipt and just can’t find it. Rather than having to trawl through filing cabinets or a massive pile on your desk, having your documents digitised means you run a much lower risk of losing things. If a client loses their invoices or need receipts at tax time, being able to open a file and forward the right documents can save a lot of time.
Makes booking a lot easier
Using a manual diary might be a habit you’ve been in since you were an apprentice but a digital diary can make bookings a lot easier. Instead of having to lug around a massive paper diary, you can easily use your phone or tablet to book in jobs. It also means that there won’t be any confusion with messy handwriting!
Lead to greater efficiency
One of the benefits of a digital system for your small business is that you can complete tasks while you’re at a job rather than having to wait until you get to your office. If a client calls requesting an invoice or some other form of documentation, you can do it then and there.
Access to easy to use programs
If you choose to adopt a paperless system, you won’t be on your own. There are plenty of programs designed to help tradies develop their paperless systems which make the whole process relatively painless. These programs can help you generate instant quotes, invoice automatically, schedule jobs, track payments, order stock and much more.
Don’t forget to protect your business financially
If you’re thinking of going to the effort making your business paperless, hopefully you’ve already thought about protecting it with insurance. At All Trades Cover, we specialise in providing insurance to tradies and have the industry knowledge to get you a quality insurance package at the best price. The fact that we provide services only to tradies means we understand your business and can help you ensure that all your areas of risk are covered.
To discuss insurance options for your small business, contact All Trades Cover on 1300 826 850 and we’d be happy to discuss an insurance package to suit you.