Is your business making good use of the latest innovations in technology and marketing? Or are you lagging a bit behind? You might be surprised by how much a few added innovations can boost your business. Read on to learn more with these tips from Marshmallow Challenge.
Article by Elena Stewart
Elena offers one-on-one coaching to women and men of all ages and backgrounds to help them reach their full potential in their careers whether that entails switching jobs or industries, becoming an entrepreneur, applying for a promotion, achieving work-life balance, and more.
Business Process Management
Business process management & automation is a systematic approach to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes. It helps organizations to optimize their performance by identifying, measuring, and improving key business processes. BPM can help organizations to achieve a number of benefits, including improved customer satisfaction, increased operational efficiency, and reduced costs. In addition, BPM can help organizations to improve their competitiveness by making their processes more agile and responsive to change.
Perhaps you’ve never considered incorporating cloud computing into your business, but you should. The “cloud” merely refers to the internet, and with cloud computing, you can store your business’ data right online and access it through a secure portal. This allows for a great deal of flexibility, for you and your employees can access that data anywhere you are. It also prevents data loss through crashing computers and can help boost productivity and collaboration. Cloud computing can even save you money by cutting back IT costs in-house.
Since so many people use their phones and mobile devices for just about everything these days, you might think about making your business more mobile-friendly. Start with your website, and update it so that it loads easily and is accessible on small screens. You could also develop a mobile app for your customers that allows them to check their accounts and make purchases wherever they happen to be.
Your employees, too, may appreciate greater flexibility in their work schedules, including remote working options. Cloud computing can help greatly with this, but you can also provide a variety of project management software, video conference and communications tools, document collaboration ability, note-taking apps, a whiteboard feature for meetings, and increased security for both your employees and your office systems. Your employees will appreciate the innovations that make their remote work more productive, and you’ll appreciate how much they accomplish.
Online Time-Management Tools
Whether your employees are working in the office or remotely, they could certainly use a set of online time-management tools. This kind of software provides convenient calendars that let employees track meetings and deadlines and coordinate with one another. Some tools include invoicing reminders, time sheets, efficiency monitors, and a variety of reports. All this can work in your favor to make your business more organized and your teams work better together and stay on track.
You may also think in terms of innovations in digital marketing. You could create a monthly email newsletter or boost your social media pages to make them more interesting. Consider taking some steps to raise your business’ standing in search engines, or perhaps you can completely redesign your website to make it more user-friendly.
Data Analysis and Visualization
Finally, don’t neglect innovations in data analysis and visualization. These can help you track everything from finances to inventory to customer retention. Then you can create graphs, charts, tables, and infographics to have all your data at your fingertips.
So Many Innovations
There are so many innovations available these days to help your business flourish. Don’t be afraid to try some.