It’s a great time to be a small business or restaurant owner if you are a millennial. A recent study showed by the SBCD showed that 49% of Millennials want to start their own business in the next three years. Over half would say goodbye to the daily grind to start their own business with the right resources.
Good job there are plenty of Point of Sale systems to help you get ahead of the curve.
So, why jump on the entrepreneurial wagon? How can a great POS System help me?
INDEPENDENCE. The biggest plus to being your own boss is Independence. You make the decisions; you choose what you do and when you do it. It is important to arm yourself with technology that can grow with you. A POS system can add devices easily. Opening an additional stall at a farmer’s market? Adding a pop up shop during peak season? POS can help you with that, you don’t even need more hardware. You can do it from that smartphone of yours!
CONTROL. Control is a wonderful thing. As a business owner, from concept to creation every inch of the business is in your hands. Complete immersion in your business can be thrilling and overwhelming, so why not use POS to work FOR you. POS improves inventory visibility, helps track sales and works with you to manage total counts and shelf inventory. With a system that can track product to such a high caliber, you will be able to make future inventory predictions more accurately.
FLEXIBILITY Perhaps the biggest plus to running a small business is flexibility. Smaller staff sizes allow businesses to develop personal relationships with the customer, leading to repeat business. With a system like POS you can make sure the customer experience is the top priority. Freeing up employees from time consuming book keeping to focus on activities related to boosting clientele service. Faster checkouts and easy to use systems have customers leaving already planning their next visit.
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Point of Sale technology enables businesses to improve efficiency, productivity and transparency by tracking sales, cash flow, food/ingredients and inventory as well as simplifying bookkeeping.
POS solutions make it easier, especially during peak hours, for the tracking of high volumes of cash, credit card sales and inventory. A good point of sale system cuts down on theft within a restaurant because each server is accountable for their sales both cash and credit card.
Here are more POS functions that could help you run your business:
POS systems consolidate the whole of your restaurant or retail business with different features to help keep your business streamlined, efficient and transparent. Whether you own a restaurant or a retail store we have a point of sale solution for your business. Android, Windows, iPad, wireless, mobile and pay at the table, solutions, let’s talk about how a point of sale can help you manage your business.Read MoreRead More
Both on social media and your website. Are you using Instagram? Take pictures of your food and post it on Instagram routinely, use hashtags to describe and elaborate on your food, connect your Instagram account to the restaurants Facebook page and Twitter, one post on Instagram and you’ve also posted on Facebook and Twitter. Do this routinely, even think about taking photos of your food on a day off, lots of items and have them in your photos to post on off days, be consistent.
Everyone likes FREE food!, so let Revonu help you create a loyalty program and keeps your customers coming back for the good food and say thanks with FREE food!
Let’s look at your menu, do you have items that are not selling? Maybe Mom’s stuffed cabbage is just not selling? Make it at home and let’s get it off the menu, Mom will understand. Keep the items that sell the best and make them GREAT! Add new items one at a time and test them first as specials.
One of the fastest ways to increase revenue is to offer customers another way to order from your restaurant. Let customers place their order online, select all of the items and have that order print right to your kitchen printer – no need to have someone on the phone making mistakes! REVONU POS users receive online ordering as part of their suite of POS features.
With Revonu your staff can login and log out on the system, helping you manage their time. Need a night off? Login to your Revonu back-office from home and see who is working the night shift and how sales are going from your couch!
Let’s work together to keep your restaurant busy and cash in on those folks who just don’t like to cook at home! We can help!Read MoreRead More
Apps these days are a dime a dozen, so we wanted to assemble some of our favorite apps for organization. From file storage to organizing trip details to content management, these apps have the power to make your work life that much easier, and more effective.
Take notes in meetings, and attach documents, articles, and presentations to these notes. You can also record meetings as a part of the note so that you can stay focused on what a client is saying, or doing your best in a presentation. Evernote is available on Android and iOS, and also has a desktop version to sync to a tablet.
Dropbox is great for file storage, especially files that are too large to attach to an email. Keep both business and personal information in your Dropbox account. The great thing about this app is that it offers a free 30-day trial for a relatively inexpensive cost of $12.50 per month. It also has a snazzy camera upload feature where your pictures automatically upload to your account.
Keep your flight confirmations, restaurant reservations, and hotel information in this app. For many business owners, travel is a given whether for business or in your personal life. Keep photos and information about cherished destinations—where to dine again, for example, or an article about a particular workspace. The premium version also gives access to frequent flyer miles.
If you are a person who wakes up at 5am, you likely understand the benefit of forming good habits. And HabitList is one way to form even more habits. It allows you to proactively decide which things in your life you’d like to be more consistent so that they, in fact, become habits. Do you want to schedule small meals throughout the day? Or do your most difficult tasks first? HabitList tracks progress and offers positive reinforcement along the way to make forming habits more achievable.
This app is available via desktop, not smartphone or tablet yet. However, it is excellent with content management. Schedule your blog posts and other social media posts through this program which offers more organization. CoSchedule also integrates seamlessly with Google Docs and Evernote.
These apps will make your work life more efficient. And of course, chances are you already have a great organizational app that you already use that isn’t on this list. Don’t hesitate to try something new to make the most out of each day.Read MoreRead More