Well, it’s February once again. Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring, and I predict that, if you’re like most of us, your New Year’s resolutions have gone the way of the groundhog’s shadow. In other words, they are nowhere in sight.
Don’t feel bad. The University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology says only 8 percent of Americans actually keep their resolutions, with 64 percent of them abandoning their resolutions after month one.
I guess it’s just human nature. But, as a businessperson, there are a few resolutions I’ve made which I think you should join me in, if you haven’t already made them yourself. They are worth sticking to because they aren’t hard and they will make your life better. So, release yourself from any guilt about not going to the gym twice a week, and try to stick to these resolutions instead:
- Get rid of paper bills: ePayments really are the future. They are easier to use, simpler to track, more secure, and they give you back needed desk real estate. Forget paper trails, electronic trails are more reliable and accessible.
- Control your cash flow instead of letting your cash flow control you: Rather than rebuilding your cash flow spreadsheet every week or trying to make decisions based on what’s happened in the past, try using our Cloud-based cash flow command and control solution to be able to project your receivables, payables and balances three months out. Taking control of your cash flow means you have a tool for building a great business rather than just another manual “to-do” on your list every week.
- Go mobile: There is still something scary to many people in transacting business over their devices. But, really, being able to pay a bill and make cash flow management choices from a phone not only means that you can do your business in real-time no matter where you are, but that you might even get some “real time” back for yourself. But beware: If you do that, you just may have to pick back up that gym resolution!
So, there you have it, three quick and easy resolutions that will make your life better in 2013. And, rest assured, here at Bill.com, we are plugging away at the resolution we make every year: to make this year the best yet for our customers by providing them with exceptional solutions.
René Lacerte, Founder and CEO, Bill.com