Every small business owner knows the importance of growth, but how can you make sure your technology and infrastructure will let you grow quickly in the good times and scale back just as quickly in the lean times? The answer is in the cloud.
These days, investment in technology is the biggest driver of small businesses. Customers are starting to discriminate between those small businesses that have moved with the times and those that have stayed stuck in the mud. Employees are more likely to be engaged, creative and innovative in a company that demonstrates commitment to flexible and collaborative working. Your bottom line won’t complain either.
Cloud-based technology equals success
The smartest small businesses out there are using cloud-based technology to transform their output and their working practices. You need small business technology that is able to grow with you and become part of your success.
Take, for example, the software your business uses. Instead of investing in licenses, IT support and the hardware to run it on, why not effectively rent the software your business uses and save time, money, and helpdesk-related headaches? Cloud computing, or software as a service (SaaS) includes everything you can think of, from presentations to accounting; from customer relationship management to security.
Small business VoIP grows with you
Why stop there? Your telephone system could be equally revolutionised; a small business VoIP system is perfectly designed to scale up or down according to demand, allow your employees to handle calls from any location and allow you to explore new geographic locations without considering the cost or inconvenience of installing new landlines.
This technology is designed to help you maximise your potential and engage with your customers – you’re still sticking with the basics for growth, but giving your business an untold advantage by using the best possible ingredients.