As a business owner, technology is extremely important to you (I am assuming, at least), but sometimes, you have no idea how to improve it and find the best services and companies to help you out. If this sounds like you, keep reading along because today, we are talking about 5 ways to improve your technology as a business owner:
We are slowly migrating into a work-from-anywhere business world. Of course, this does not work for a lot of shops and restaurants, obviously, but if you own a business such as a CPA firm, a law office, or another business where your employees are sitting behind a desk, remote capabilities is becoming hugely important. If you want to compete with your competitors when it comes to hiring and retaining the best employees, you need to start offering work-from-home opportunities because if you do not, you will definitely be behind very shortly and your employees will more than likely search for other employment opportunities that will allow them to work from home, or work from a coffee shop.
High Speed Internet
I assume that as a business, you already have high speed internet, but there are many things that are changing in the internet world, so I always recommend doing your research, looking into other options, and seeing what might work best for you and your company. Compare prices, see what new offerings your company has (especially compared to others), and go with the best offering.
Apps Or Online Access For Clients
In my opinion, having an app or online access for clients is essential when it comes to booking and/or rescheduling meetings or appointments and also paying invoices, if needed, as well. This not only makes it easy for your clients to manage their information, but it also saves you a lot of time (and in turn, money) as a business because you are not having to deal with an influx of phone calls and playing catch-up on email and email. The Balance says, “Whether you need to schedule an appointment with a client, arrange a product demo for a new prospect, or even plan a personal lunch with a friend, online appointment schedules let you manage everything in one place. You can save time by allowing others to select slots from your calendar and see at a glance what meetings you have coming up.
Online appointment scheduling also allows you to create a system that gives someone other than yourself access to your calendar, removing the meeting management task from your own list.”
There are many local companies that can help your business when it comes to your technology. For example, local New Jersey based company, Ameritechnology, can help with your IT needs and copier leases. “Ameritechnology is a privately held, authorized Kyocera, Sharp and HP copier dealer located in Saddle Brook, NJ, supporting customers throughout New Jersey and New York City.” They first started operating in 1984 with one single purpose: to deliver, service, and support the latest innovations in Kyocera, Sharp, and HP copiers + equipment to a loyal base of customers. Now, more than thirty years later, their goal has remained the same and they are in the business of giving their clients the one-on-one service they need in order to help their businesses run most efficiently. Their “partners Dean Herr and Mark Bennett are not only personable and easy to deal with, they have a combined 60+ years of experience installing and servicing the equipment Ameritechnology sells and supports. Though not afraid to get their hands dirty on occasion, Dean and Mark’s leadership focus is to be your trusted business advisors; identifying how to manage and optimize your fleet of printers, copiers and scanners to increase efficiencies, minimize equipment costs, and improve your bottom line.”
Ameritechnology provides two main services: IT network support and managed print services. Their managed print services takes the hassle out of your business’s copier leasing and fleet maintenance. It will help you manage and optimize your print operations, which will in turn lead to increased productivity and lowered related business expenses for you. Their IT management consists of computer services, consulting, and networking, as well.
Ameritechnology says, “don’t wait for the next networking crisis to occur, contact us today at (201) 258-7300.
Smart boards are fantastic for conference rooms. The best use for a smart board, or a digital board, is when your office has a need for shared ideas and collaborations. The benefits of a smart board definitely go on past note taking and image to text conversion. Basically, a smart board is a hugely oversized tablet, and while they do serve a purpose in on-site conference rooms, they are also very beneficial when it comes to discussions, shared ideas, and collaborations between remote workers, as well, because they make it all seamless and fast.