Tammy Shugart is the owner of SheetCake, a consulting company based in Dallas, Texas.
She works with local businesses, providing general business advice and expertise to owners. “Our goal is to ensure our clients have a consistent feeling of ‘calm’ with regards to their business and what is happening behind the scenes.”
Having just started her business, Tammy was looking for software to track her hours and run her company. “It was a priority for me to find something that was easy to use, streamlined, and just made me feel good overall.”
“It helped me find a rhythm and gave me a way to really keep track of my days.”
The fact that you can start tracking time straight away without a huge setup was part of the appeal, “MinuteDock made it so easy to set up all of my clients, specific projects within those clients, and even track time for random ‘doesn’t-fit-in-a-certain-bucket’ types of tasks. It doesn’t require complicated setups and the timer is super easy to use.”
Tracking time is often a task many small business owners dread, but in MinuteDock Tammy found something that clicked. “It helped me find a rhythm and gave me a way to really keep track of my days.”
Being able to see exactly where time is spent (and on what) is so important to small business owners like Tammy. “MinuteDock helps you piece together those days that seem to disappear in an instant by answering the question “Where exactly DID my day go??"”
SheetCake uses accounting software Xero for their finances, but Shugart really wanted to avoid having to do everything twice. “I didn’t want to end up in a situation where I tracked time and created invoices on one platform, and then had to re-create my invoices within Xero. The fact that MinuteDock played so well with Xero was a huge win!” MinuteDock’s seamless integration with Xero meant she could track her time once and send it straight to Xero to bill the client.
“Everything I do is based on the time I spend on each client, so this part of my business is imperative.”
The MinuteDock feature Tammy loves the most is the simplicity and customization available when it comes to billing clients and getting paid. “The way it all works together makes it super easy to format an invoice - with all the detail I may or may not want. Then I can send it to Xero, ‘approve’ it, and send to my client. Easy!”
“I’m the business owner - everything I do is based on the time I spend on each client, so this part of my business is imperative. The fact that I could work it into my days without any added time or headache was the top of my list, and that it doesn’t come with a hefty price tag is truly icing on the cake!”.