As any business owner knows, there are never enough hours in the day to complete everything and decisions need to be made when you are out of office as much as you are in office. Therefore to make your business digitally efficient, you will be able to keep up to date, work and collaborate with your team on the move. The following are a few tips on making your business digitally efficient.
“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done” – Tim O’Reilly
Tip 1: Cloud
Moving to cloud based computing can give you and your team access to documents from anywhere. Files can be saved, stored and shared from Google Drive or Drop Box, with notes shared via apps such as Evernote and data entered and shared on cloud based software. This allows you to keep up to date at all times and outsource your business away from the office. This can be to working from home/on the road staff or to overseas staff where you can hire full time Virtual Assistants or pay people for specific jobs/tasks, taking advantage of the world market.
Tip 2: Apps
There are many apps available to help you manage your business and these are constantly changing and updating. Get recommendations from other people in your field and see what they are using so you can minimise research time. The various types of app that could help your business are:
Tip 3: Database Management
Now you have the software and apps in place for your business you need to ensure your business operating procedures include effective use of these so that documents are easy to find and up-to-date, all are saving in the correct way and using the same tools, your CRM is up-to-date for anyone to use and email etc. is efficiently managed.
As you can see, leveraging technology effectively can increase the efficiency of how your business is run. It is therefore time well invested in ensuring you have the best tools and have the processes in place for ongoing efficiency which will help when your business grows.
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