A long, long, time ago in a city far, far away, a brave hero decided to start their own business- that hero is you.

Plagued by the long hours, the unpredictable income, and the everyday unexpected challenges, the Dark side of running a business began to wear you down. But there is hope! “This is a new day, a new beginning,” and anything is possible with a trusted point of sale (POS) system by your side. It is, young Padawan, the force that will help you control the Dark Side of running a business.

To fully grasp the potential of this small machine, you must think of a POS system as your Jedi Master. It is powerful. It is smart. And it can lead you out of the path of darkness that often makes you forget why you fell in love with your business. Trust not our wisdom, do you? Here are 4 quotes from Yoda in the Star Wars series that will show how to overcome your day-to-day struggles using only your point of sale.

1. “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

If you are used to PC-based systems and cash registers, you’re used to complex inventory management, high fees, and regular repairs. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated. POS systems are not only the key ingredient for business simplicity and reliability, but are also easy to set up, train your staff on, and maintain. Pretty to look at? Check. Easy to use? Check. Your old habits are interfering with your productivity young Padawan. Use the force of a quality point of sale to simplify complex day-to-day operations in your business.

2. “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm?”

Bigger is not always better. And in the case of iPad-based point of sale systems, powerful things come in small packages. Thanks to advances in point of sale technology you no longer need clunky point of sale hardware and servers that take up valuable space in your business, allowing you to make more room for merchandise and inventory in your store.

3. “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.”

When things are tough, the dark side of running a business can cloud everything. Making it impossible to see how much easier it could be to make data-driven decisions. Think of your iPad point a sale as your retail Jedi, trained to guard your peace of mind. Use the Force of your system’s analytics for knowledge and defense. Want to learn how to use analytics to run a healthy and successful business? Check out our post: Unlocking the Promise of Data-Driven Decision Making.

4. “Lost a planet Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing…”

Navigating your inventory with an iPad point of sale should be a lot easier than discovering the location of Kamino. Because hey, it’s one thing to lose track of someone else’s planet far out in the galaxy, it’s a totally different blunder to lose inventory within your own store! But never fear, with the help of smart POS software, inputting and keeping track of inventory is as easy as one, two, three. Inventory management might not be the most fun part of owning your own business, but there’s no escaping the fact that it is definitely one of the most important.

Just how light sabers slice through their opponents, adopting a Point of Sale system will slice through your most complicated business challenges. Whether it’s simplicity, knowledge, or convenience your business craves, POS software is the force that you need to run a more productive business. Now go forth, young Padawan, and may the Force be with you.

About the Author

Sara Sugar is ShopKeep point of sale’s in-house Content Marketing Specialist. Sara uses her distinguished journalism background to boil down topics like POS system technology, payments, and payment security for small business owners.