If you’re looking for ways to grow your small business, it’s probably a no-brainer that turning to technology is the best way to do so. Being the age of innovative technology, small businesses have to keep up by keeping up with the latest trends. Investing in technology is not frivolous spending; it’s actually a smart way to invest into your business’s success.
You can add technologies to your small business to stay current, improve success and make your daily life more efficient. Here is a look at some of the smartest technologies out there right now that would be worth it for a small business to spend money on adding to their operations.
Cloud-Based Office Software for your Team
Get your team collaborating better through a cloud-based office software. The Cloud works as a way to share documents and work together on projects. They don’t have to be in the same cubicle or even the same office to work together on something because the Cloud can be accessed from anyone’s computer or smart device.
Whether it’s a calendar you want everyone to share, pricing documents for your products that salespeople need on the road or important notes for the week, this can all be saved to the Cloud for each team member to access from anywhere. You don’t have to worry about your staff that is out of town, on sick leave, working from another location or traveling for work because they can reach all of the information you feature on the Cloud.
Have you seen the fancy new Smartwatches? These may make you feel like you are in a Star Trek movie but these devices are actually incredibly useful. The innovative technology behind the Smartwatch is to help you make your daily tasks more efficient. Tell it to perform tasks like delivering a text message for you, checking your new emails, giving you social media updates and more. You can get over 8,000 apps on the watch and it’s something you can wear daily to work.
An Ultra-Thin Laptop
You should definitely make the switch to an ultra-thin and lightweight laptop. Take your work wherever you want without the bulky weight of an old laptop and avoid a desktop computer. They are portable for moving around the office or working outside the office. Try models like the Dell XPS 13 that feature a 15-hour battery, a light-weight design and they work very fast. You can even get a touch-screen for showing something to a customer.
If you work with smart devices like a tablet or smart phone, you probably have a generic stylus for clicking on things on the screen. Now there is a Smart Stylus which will beat your old, rubber-tip tool. The Smart Stylus communicates with software programs allowing you to take notes or draw on your touch-screen. It’s great for taking notes in meetings or drawing a diagram when explaining something to a customer.
In addition, your small business could benefit implementing 4K Ultra-High Definition monitors in the office, using online graphic tools, adding voice technology to computers and using website builders with drag-and-drop features. Add these technologies and watch how business improves and becomes more efficient.