Thinking about dipping your toe into the world of AI? This easy-to-use guide will walk you through what you can do with AI to grow your small business and teach you the golden 80/20 rule that will ensure your business stays human 🚀
Uses of AI for small businesses
Running a small business often means wearing multiple hats and juggling a million different tasks, but with a few simple AI tweaks, you can automate a lot of easy processes and free up some of your time ⏰
Tasks you might like to automate:
Simple customer inquiries 👉 AI-powered chatbots
Social media manual posting 👉 social media scheduling tools (check out Canva, Later and Hootsuite!)
Reviewing CVs manually 👉 AI recruitment & candidate screening
Writing meeting notes 👉 Automated notetaking
If data analysis is giving you a headache, AI can help to take that off your plate!
AI can be used in conjunction with data tools like Google Analytics to help you analyse and interpret your data and make things that little bit easier to understand 💪
When you’re a solopreneur, trying to produce content for your socials, emails, ads and more can feel pretty daunting!
The most common use of AI that we’re seeing is content creation, and if you’re looking to save some time it can be really helpful 💪
Programmes like ChatGPT can create basic content for you to then build on, removing that awful feeling of staring at a blank page!
If you work in an industry where you’re presenting often to clients – don’t reinvent the wheel each time you do a presentation!
You can use AI to build your presentations for you and have them looking super professional in no time – allowing you to focus on the selling and not the creation 🎉
But how do we keep it human?
We all know that people buy from people, so it’s crucial that as you begin to move into the world of AI, ensure we’re keeping the human front and centre of your business 🤖
As our mentor John from TryAI Consulting recommends, stick to the 80/20 rule – 80%, 20% human.
So what does 80/20 look like?
Well, when you’re using AI to create a blog post for example, allow the AI to get you 80% of the way there, but then allow yourself time to review the content, tone of voice the blog post and ensure it’s on brand and looks and feels how you would have written it! That should give you the 20% you need to humanise your content whilst halving your workload 💪
Want to do a deep dive? Check out John’s webinar, AI for Small Businesses here 👇