Resources like time and money are some of the most valuable in the business world. Simple tasks such as maintaining time sheets, billing and invoicing, budget tracking and output of information can take more than half of the business day to complete. Companies usually assign a few individuals to take care of these tasks, but people are valuable resources as well and their time could be spent more effectively.
In the PR industry, we are always under the gun to make the most out of our day while juggling multiple responsibilities. Therefore, it is important to consider effective solutions for time management which you might remember from past posts. Here are some quick tips and reminders: create a to-do list at the beginning of the work day, time your projects to track progress and rank projects that need to get done by level of importance.
Fortunately, with the help of innovative technology, time management software has come to our rescue. For instance, an online time tracking and billing software was created to address the above mentioned challenge – Harvest.
Founded in 2006 by Danny Wen and Shawn Liu, Harvest hit the Internet with the slogan, “for small business, by small business.” Originally invented to track time at work, Harvest has transformed into a secure platform that tracks invoices, account receivables and revenue, and provides access to desktop widgets and graphical reports. All you need is a computer with Internet access to track projects and invoices – whether you are in the office or on the road.
Now that you know the basics, I have linked to the below videos for more information on how to create and track retainers, submit time sheets and track projects with Harvest.