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1. INVEST IN MOBILITY
The realities of business today mean that you’re always on the go. Whether you’re checking email in the evenings, responding to an emergency over the weekend, or staying in the project-loop during vacation, many business owners can’t completely disconnect. The next best thing is having the right technology to drive a mobile, agile workflow. Having the right technology on hand makes it easy to work where you want, when you want. It’s helpful to think of mobility as a core component of your everyday technology stack. Having the right hardware is important, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. But today’s mobility strategies don’t stop there. Smart ways to use technology to support mobility include:
1- Invest in cloud computing: Shifting your key applications and storage to cloud systems offers a key advantage—the ability to access your critical systems and information anywhere you need to work.
2- Use collaboration systems: When you’re at the helm of a team, it’s important to stay connected. Working with vendors, partners, and freelance talent can help you expand the capabilities of your business, while keeping overhead costs and other expenses down.
2. Amp Up Productivity and Automation with SaaS Solutions
Software as a solution (SaaS) tools offer a cost-effective option to help busy business owners get more done. With SaaS solutions, your applications and data are stored in the cloud. That means they’re easy to access from anywhere and can be implemented without expensive hardware and ongoing IT management costs. For example, many business owners have shifted from desktop Microsoft products to Office 365, which offers access to key features in an integrated package. SaaS products are managed and updated by the provider, eliminating a significant amount of cost and IT management—yet ensuring you’re always using the latest version of the solution. The right SaaS solutions can also increase productivity and automation.
Consider solutions with features that let you automate tasks, such as an accounting system that automates payroll or a project management system that creates and sends invoices as soon as you complete a project. Productivity-increasing tools help business owners deliver more, which can expand the bottom line and your client base. By exploring how automation factors in, you’ll free up more time to focus on high-value activities and increase your outputs without needing to add more staff to your organization.
3. Upgrade Old and Outdated Technology
Running your own business means constantly contending with a major to-do list. The right technology can go a long way toward keeping you connected, productive, and in-the-know. If you’re looking for the right resources to get more done, evaluate your current technology foundation and explore whether an upgrade could eliminate roadblocks in your workflow, and position your business for future growth. While constant changes in technology can feel overwhelming, it is imperative that businesses keep up with those changes. If your company is still using legacy technology, you could be putting your business at risk. Older, or legacy systems often times do not have updated security features, which can allow your system to be hacked and put your data at risk. Modern technology increases productivity and streamlining and could save you money in the long run.
4. Have a Plan in Place for Security
In today’s busy world, it’s critical to always be on. If a virus, hacker, or other disaster takes key systems offline, it can hurt client relationships and employee productivity. So it’s imperative to prepare. Scams and attacks are running rampant and many are targeting small businesses. The Ponemon Institute reports that 58% of small businesses have been targeted with malware. Make sure your small business has a plan in place for security, such as a virus protection program that’s always up to date. Having a strong security plan in place is the first step toward protecting your business. However, to keep your small business truly resilient, it’s important to also protect your business with backups. Cloud-based backups are constantly monitoring your devices for new files and making sure they’re stored in the cloud. No matter what happens—from computer hardware that breaks to a hack that takes you offline—you’ll know that you have your most important information protected. Business owners already have a full plate; preventing data and cyber security disasters eliminates the need to worry and lets you focus on your most important tasks.
5. Don’t Forget Business Resiliency Planning
Business Resiliency = Disaster Recovery + Business Continuity. Business resiliency is a hot topic for fast-growing small-to-midsize businesses. In the past, these conversations have largely fallen into two areas. The first is business continuity planning, which focuses on the high-level policy and planning organizations need to have in place for regulatory compliance—or to assure their board of directors that they’re prepared for a crisis. The second is disaster recovery—the strategies and technologies businesses use to get back online after a crisis occurs. Today, fast-growing companies are relying on new approaches, new technologies, and a whole new view of what it means to be a resilient business. Your employees and customers are relying on you to have plans in place to stay operational—even when the worst-case scenario happens. Invest in your planning, technology, and response strategies now, so your business will defy the odds and continue thriving if disaster strikes.