As a business owner you will know that your time is short and typically every working moment is spent dealing with your endless to do list. Productivity is key and many things can slow you down stopping you from being as productive as you could be. Small changes to the technology you currently use could mean that you are making better use of your time. Technology is there to assist us and to make tasks as simple and quick as possible. Make sure you are utilizing all the help in the form of technology possible to make the most of your time and become more productive.
Communication doesn’t need to take up a lot of time in the form of lengthy phone calls leaving you unable to focus on anything else at the same time. Utilize messaging apps for smart phones and Skype chat call so that you’re free to focus on other tasks. It only takes a moment to send a quick message and then you can carry on with what you need to do, rather than being tied up on the phone.
Unless you have a solid and reliable system in place it can be hard to keep track of all your data and know that it is secure at all times. Use file sharing systems like drop box. Drop box enables you to access your data from any device no matter where you are. Files can easily be shared with others too. If you do have a problem with your main device where all your files are hosted you don’t have to worry about being able to access them, as long as you have access to drop box you can access your files meaning any important documents don’t disappear for good.
Every business should consider public relations in order to build a brand image with the public. Public relations has become so popular as an industry specialised PR has now emerged such as Tech PR, so it is certainly something you should consider if you haven’t already. If you do carry out public relations for your business make things simpler by using smart phone apps to manage your PR.
Ensuring all your software is up to date and you are running off the best systems is essential. There is nothing worse than your systems going down stopping you from being able to work. Make sure things like anti-virus software is up to date at all times and have your systems serviced once every six months. You may want to consider using an I.T support team so you have the support there and quickly if anything does go wrong.
Eilidh MacRae works for Eclat who are a Tech PR agency. She would advise utilizing technology to help with the running of your business.