The Pluses of Small Business Technology
Although you may not be able to imagine a world where a telephone was actually connected to a wall, there are advantages to adopting new trends in technology. In general, technology:
- fosters collaboration in real time
- allows us to work anywhere with anyone
- reduces the need for onsite backup
- affords us the ability to sync information across all forms of technology
- cuts email clutter (if we use correctly)
- systematizes work flow processes
- creates a better customer experience
- improves marketing and sales performance
- connects your business with your client when they’re ready
- automates labor-intensive, redundant tasks
- provides practicality when business needs changing bandwidth, allowing you to scale up or back as needed.
Unraveling New Trends in Technology
Productivity is essential to success. At the core of business operations is technology. It is the backbone of every small business. Although change can be stressful, being open and ready for new trends in technology provides a glimpse into opportunities of the future.
Here are a few questions to help make the right investment in the right technology at the right time.
- What is it that your business can do better?
- What is it that your business can do more efficiently?
- What redundancy can be eliminated through the use of technology?
- What distractions can be removed by technology?
- What interruptions can be abolished by technology?
- What labor-intensive tasks are repetitively being paid for can be automated?
- What costs (and clutter) might be eliminated through the use of technology?
Can you imagine a business minus redundancy, distractions, interruptions, repetitive tasks, unnecessary cost, and clutter? Technology combined with advancements in business efficiency and you’re assured to have a competitive edge.
Although it’s not without its challenges, used correctly and judiciously, some of the new trends in technology will help increase the capacity you so desperately desire for your small business.