Keeping current is important in every business. Products need to utilize current technology. This goes for the internal tools as well as the external products. Have you looked to see how you might utilize online forms and remote access to improve record keeping and streamline data reporting? What about file sharing? Have you looked at Dropbox (www.dropbox.com) or any of the other cloud based file storage services. Most are free and secure.
How about training? Do you make sure your staff spends time reviewing the features of your office systems? I’m always amazed how many in the office could brush up on their spreadsheet or word processing skills. Online tutorials are readily available. For example, if you use QuickBooks, there are free online tutorials on almost any subject. If you need help in locating these, give me a call or drop me an email. I’ve recently completed my annual certification for QuickBooks, as an example.
And don’t forget about plain old reading. Or better yet, look at www.Audible.com and listen to any of the latest books. I’m enjoying “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. An excellent read or listen that will cause you to rethink how you approach your business, hiring and even your personal life.
Every wonder what happened to the fax machine? Why do we still have fax numbers?