With unemployment at an all-time high, many people are bringing their longtime passions to life and leaping into entrepreneurship. From strategizing the values, vision, and mission of the company, to developing financial goals and targets, many small businesses are finding themselves navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in an unfamiliar way. The times of traditional mom and pop businesses are becoming more obsolete and these small businesses are going to need to compete with the global and digital economy, which will require a developed IT and technology strategy.Here are 4 key tech tips for the budding (or established) small business:
- Do not be afraid to keep your head in the cloud. Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of the computer system, especially data storage, without the need for a user to actively or directly manage its storage. Cloud computing can allow for more security, space, and flexibility for businesses, and serve as the house for the “brains” without bogging down the physical hardware space on servers.
- Acknowledge the importance of email as a solid and notably successful marketing and communications tool for businesses globally. It is more cost-effective than many other MarComm tactics and should not be underestimated.
- Over 90% of the nation’s workforce has some level of flexible working accommodations, which spiked with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. So investing early in mobile-friendly technology and conferencing tools can help you build a solid foundation for flexible and remote work.
- Embrace technology to the fullest. There are so many opportunities to establish, develop, and grow your company’s mission digitally, which can help you grow faster and more fortified than ever before.
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