Operational challenges not only impede growth but can also give rise to a cascade of other issues that jeopardize a business' long-term success. Recognizing these challenges can be tricky in the midst of daily battles, so let's explore some effective solutions for common operational problems faced by small businesses.
It’s no secret that efficient time management plays a pivotal role in enhancing productivity. Unfortunately, mastering individual efficiency is more than a problem. This skill can be challenging. To help ease this challenge, we wanted to share three simple steps to elevate your personal and professional efficiency.
Businesses that provide a service rather than a physical product will know all too well how often they require specific software solutions to manage operations. They also use these tools to provide excellent customer service and support. Let’s go over some of the most common and helpful software that a service business might implement.
Efficiently organizing your business is essential to boost productivity, cut costs, and achieve your objectives. This, however, isn’t always simple. Here are some recommended strategies our technicians have to enhance your business organization.
Technology plays an incredibly important role in any business venture, and if you don’t invest in it properly, you’ll face stiff competition from other companies that do. Today, we want to explain the importance of technology investment and some of the common issues businesses might encounter.
Your business creates a lot of data and smart businesses can use that data, through business intelligence and data analytics platforms to help them prioritize tasks and streamline their operations to help them be the most effective business they can be. This week, we thought we would go through some of the things any business that seeks to use its data productively has to do.
If you’re not careful, inefficiency could become a serious problem for your business. While a certain level of it is inevitable, you can do quite a lot to keep technology from impacting your business’ productivity. Let’s go over some of the solutions you can implement to make processes easier and more efficient.
Technology is a great enabler of productivity, and you can use it to build better habits that can compound your productivity over time. Let’s look at a concept called habit stacking that can be used to great impact.
The big problem with technology is that it develops at such a fast pace that, before you know it, today’s shiny new toy is tomorrow’s dusty old thing. That said, innovation has slowed considerably in the past couple of years, yet the ability to know when your technology starts to hold you back is still a valuable skill to have. We’re here to help you determine when that point occurs where your technology that used to be the cream of the crop, is now keeping your organization from achieving its full potential.
At this point in our productivity blog journey, we’ve discussed what productivity is, how it can be measured, and what goes into protecting it. To wrap things up, we’re discussing what you can do to maximize productivity for your employees so that your business can grow and prosper.
Even when it is doing really well, your business never has enough money. There is always something that needs to be paid or purchased that isn’t in the budget. Well, one of the ways that you can put your business into a position where it can afford some of the things you have earmarked, is through the use of technology. Today, we’ll go through how investing in technology and technology support services can actually pay for themselves.
The past couple weeks have been dedicated to productivity on this blog, as well as how you can get more of it, so today we wanted to go over some of the impediments to productivity that you’ll have to watch out for. We’ll also cover how you can overcome them so that your productivity is not hampered needlessly.
Today, you have a lot of options for how to go about doing things. There are many outside vendors that do a portion of your business and you can sometimes gain a lot from outsourcing. On the other hand, some things work better when you perfect them in-house. This week we thought we would take a look at some of the processes inside your business that you should seriously consider doing yourself.
Unfortunately, the number of cyberattacks is consistently growing and many of those attacks target business end users. This means that any account that requires a password for access could conceivably be compromised should attackers gain access to its credentials. At BNMC, we promote the use of multi-factor authentication (also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA) to mitigate some of the risk inherent with the use of password-based accounts in business.
The four-day workweek has seen no shortage of support in recent years. In fact, there have been projects dedicated to testing it out to see if it has any legs as a concept. One recent, very wide-scale study has concluded that the four-day workweek is indeed quite successful.
Business is hard enough even without having to manage your technology. There are plenty of people to manage, tasks to organize, and operations to streamline. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can leverage technology to make a big difference in the way you focus your time and energy throughout the day. Let’s take a look at some innovative tools you can use to keep your employees engaged while they go about their duties.
Let me ask you a question: how well can you multitask?
Regardless of what you may claim, I already know the answer, and it’s “not very well at all.” Multitasking just isn’t how the human brain is wired to work. So, why am I discussing the limits that our brain’s physiology places on it? Honestly, because it’s related to a major benefit that managed services provide that tends to fly under the radar.
Technology can resolve many issues for your business, especially when they get in the way of your operations. In fact, your technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your business can run at optimal efficiency without being held back by common pain points. Today, we want to discuss ways your organization can and should implement managed IT to solve common issues in your business’ operational infrastructure.
A successful business is a growing business, so you should be prepared to grow alongside your profit margin by accommodating for increased operations and resources. Otherwise, you could be putting your future on the line by remaining stagnant for too long. Let’s discuss the difference between scaling your business and growing your business, and especially why scaling might be more important than simply growing it.
Business growth is an almost ubiquitous goal for business owners, but without properly preparing for this growth in terms of operations and resources, unfortunately, that endeavor is doomed to fail. That’s why we wanted to touch on how you can scale your business and the technology it relies on.