There is a lot of talk on the net about node build tools. It seems like there is a new one out each week. The most popular at the moment seems to be Grunt. It changed the way I built my sites, and helped to speed up my development. Time has passed, and I'm changing to Gulp.
If you're interested, there are plenty of great tutorials out there. So take a look, and shorten your development process!
I've put together a boilerplate to help me kick off new projects. Hopefully it will be of use to more than just me.