Over a decade ago, Gallop discovered the average small business owner works 52 hours a week. 39% put in over 60 hours. And 86% work on the weekends.
Fast forward to today, and those numbers have only intensified.
Much of that is a labour of love. And yet, you started your business to gain more flexibility and freedom—not to be trapped by a demanding schedule and endless tasks.
How can you save time to focus on what matters? The answer is automation. Once viewed as futuristic, automation is quickly gaining ground. 70% of IT experts think a switch to automation is mandatory to evolve businesses. Moreover, one-third of small business owners expected to implement some form of automation this year.
The benefits of automation for small business are clear. 78% of business leaders expect it to free up three full hours each workday.
Still, automation can be intimidating. Where do you start? How can you figure out what to automate? And, what will always require a human touch?