Running a small business and taking it to new heights can be challenging. Delegating tasks to employees and staying on top of expenses is overwhelming, especially while running an SMB. There is hope. Making use of business tools will get your business on the right track and give you enough boost to accelerate its growth in no time!
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You can’t do business without calculations and one could argue that you can’t do business without calculators – after all, where would you get the time to run your business if you had to calculate everything by hand. Lucky for the nation’s small businesses, the internet offers tools of all kinds to help with everything from the most basic to the most complicated calculations.
The ways in which businesses incorporate technology and software into their day-to-day activities has changed drastically over the past decade. The internet has revolutionized company-client relationships, opening-up new avenues of communication & marketing opportunities, and helping businesses of all sizes to reach their target demographics in a variety of ways their predecessors never would have dreamed possible thirty years ago.
Interestingly, the majority of our customers are companies with under 10 employees so clearly there must be a good reason to bother. And indeed, there is. There are several.
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Until recently, the daily integration of voice recognition applications existed only in science fiction. Then came Siri, Apple’s famous attempt to invent its own voice recognition environment and bring it to the masses. It’s a great start, but Siri isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and most of us can see that voice recognition has a long way to go before it’s really ready for prime time.
When businesses grow and expand into multiple cities, record keeping depends on the use of efficient internet applications. Online services allow businesses to keep track of data online, in real time so that it’s accessible anytime by departments in different locations. Without these services, companies have to email records to the appropriate people, wait for reports to get delivered, and dig up old data on site. It’s a hassle and it slows down the work flow.
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Our company has been using Voice Over IP phone systems for many years. We were lured in by promises of convenience and mobility.
Indeed, we love that we can get work calls while out on business – or even pleasure for that matter – that our remote employees can all use the same phone system, that we can check our call history online, and that we can forward calls based on various options. Sounds great doesn’t it? Hardly!
Continue reading The Problem With Voice Over IP (VOIP)
Contributed by JT Ripton.
Technological innovation has changed what we know about the age-old office and has given employees the ability and flexibility to work and be productive from home. Mobility is the name of the game now, and if you have employees working remotely, there are a host of powerful apps designed to help the business person run his company efficiently and effectively.
Thanks to online software services, we are in a new era of business operations. In the past, companies kept records on paper or on software programs that crashed, required installs and updates, and were un-customizable. Now most business services are offered in the cloud.
Contributed by Gina Smith.
Businesses are discovering the many benefits of outsourcing. Often, companies can save thousands of dollars by hiring contractors versus full time employees to perform various functions including information technology, accounting, human resources, marketing and customer service. Outsourced staff can also offer a fresh and objective perspective about your company, products and services.
The days of using paper for record keeping are quickly coming to an end. For nearly any task you can think of, there is either an online application, like a software service, or there is an Android or iPhone app to make the job easier.