Tech Survival Tips for Small Businesses
According to Small Biz Technology, about 75 percent of small business owners report physical symptoms of work-related stress including headaches, fatigue, back pain and anxiety. Entrepreneur.com goes further stating that work stress can be as detrimental as memory loss, not enough sleep, a weakened immune system and weight gain.
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Fortunately, technology can make your business operate more smoothly and stress-free than ever before. See below for some tips!
Take it online. Whether you’re moving your business to cloud computing, taking advantage of some CRM software or using the Internet for appointment scheduling, taking your business to the Web will save you time and money. Plus, it will help streamline the clutter allowing you to become more focused on the task at hand. It will, also, reduce some of the pressure on your IT staff by simplifying those tasks.
Automate your inventory. Not only will this efficiently speed up inventory, inventory automation software will give you better, instant access to what’s in stock.
Optimize for the Web. A strong Web presence is key to a strong business in today’s world. Easy-to-use tools like Google Analytics can help take the stress out of the job.
Inc.com, also, suggests reducing stress is as simple as starting with the basics: Make sure your computer systems are up-to-date. It might seem like a no-brainer, but not having the latest firewalls, security software and disaster recovery systems could wreck havoc later on.