5. Choose your tools wisely
Indeed, maintaining a successful business and staving off burnout is a delicate balancing act, and having the right tools can help. With Houzz Pro, you can streamline your workflow with task management tools that allow you to create to-do lists and manage progress and the status of everything that needs to get done. There are also time tracking and expense features to measure the amount of time spent on each project.
“Those of us that are designers in this business and good at what we do, we're good at multitasking, we're good at running a six-lane highway all the time,” says Deana Duffek of Duffek Design & Development. “But the more you can streamline and make things more efficient and automated, the less time you're having to stay at the office late and work through issues like accounting, invoicing or purchase orders,” she say. “With Houzz Pro tools we stay organised, share and streamline information to our clients which helps our business run and operate more efficiently, more smoothly, more on time and on budget.”
“Houzz Pro prevents me from wearing too many hats. I can just hop on and know exactly what the status of the lead is,” CEO of Entire Home, Blake Eastwood. “Plus, I’m not chasing clients around trying to call them or remind them about payments. Houzz Pro takes the accounting hat off, it takes the project management hat off to some extent, and also takes the business management hat off as well,” Eastwood adds.
Houzz Pro helps design and build pros save time through efficient and streamlined project and client management tools – improving productivity, time management, and other factors that ultimately help to balance the scales of work and life.