One thing you’ve probably learned about running a small business is that you need to quickly adapt to change. That’s why having flexibility to respond to emerging trends, new competitors and evolving customer needs is so important. The need for flexibility is one of the driving forces behind the growing adoption of cloud computing by small businesses. According to a study conducted by Emergent Research … Continue reading Want more flexibility in your small business? Look to the ‘cloud’
Remember the day when you and your entire small business team sat around the table in your office for a meeting. Times have changed. While that scenario still plays out in many companies, thanks to mobile devices and cloud-based services your team can be anywhere and at any time dial into an audio or video conference, even an impromptu one. While some of your team … Continue reading Make sure co-working spaces are a ‘sound’ fit for your small business team
At Reavis Rehab and Wellness Center in Round Rock, Texas, the billing department is handled by billing manager Marlene Koster and Paula Maidlow, billing assistant. Throughout most of the day, both are on the phone with insurance providers to ensure patient costs are covered. They also are on the phone a lot with each other. That’s because Koster works remotely out of her home office … Continue reading 7 steps for communicating and collaborating with remote small business employees
As small businesses strive to be more connected to each other and customers, they are embracing Unified Communications. UC integrates desk phones, PCs and mobile devices along with a host of collaboration capabilities, such as voice, email, instant messaging (IM), and conferencing – audio, video and web – into one platform that makes it easy to connect with the right person from anywhere using any … Continue reading Unified Communications can help boost your small business bottom line
Are you beginning to understand the meaning of growing pains? Your small business has finally achieved that first stage of growth that you worked so hard to achieve. But now a whole new set of challenges faces you as you try to keep up with new opportunities, growing customer demands and adding more – and the right – talent to your workforce. On top of … Continue reading Keep sound down and productivity up with noise-canceling headsets as your small business team grows
Are you spending too much time on administrative duties and not enough on the critical activities that keep your small business moving ahead? If so, it may be time to hire an operations manager. An operations manager can take the tedious, day-to-day activities off your plate so that you have time to focus on sales and marketing, developing new products and services, identifying and pursuing … Continue reading Is it time to hire an operations manager for your small business?