Every year, pool, spa and hearth retailers and business owners alike, come face-to-face with the task of having to conduct physical counts. Conducting a physical count can be a long, pain-staking process if you and your team are not prepared. Below are some best practice techniques that can help you conduct a speedy and efficient physical count.
No, not those drawers (that’s none of my business). I’m talking about the ones with all the cash! Over the years, I’ve been surprised at the stories I’ve heard from business owners that experienced employee fraud or embezzlement. Many times, the situation was preventable with a little oversight and tight process control. Believe it or not, the easiest place to start is your cash drawers.
As the busy season begins to wind down there is a sense of relief often followed by a healthy dose of reality: it may be slow but we still have a business to run folks! One of the greatest challenges in a seasonal industry is to find creative ways to keep revenue flowing and staff busy. Many businesses out there are using software to run their business, but not fully utilizing all of the features. We’d suggest you take this opportunity to learn something new, reinvent existing processes and retool your business.