Around a decade ago, cloud computing and smartphones were new to the business world.
Today most of us, especially us business owners who rely on these technologies to keep
our businesses functioning, can't see ourselves living without them.
Despite the fact that there are numerous small business tech trends that can help transform the small business landscape, most people aren't fully utilising these digital tools.
A lot of small business owners are hesitant to adopt new technology for a variety of reasons, i.e. perceived cost barriers, a lack of understanding, or the belief that digital tools such as social media or live chat are irrelevant to their industry.
These assumptions are not really true. There has been a rise of various technologies that cause many changes in small enterprises as well as consumer expectations. For many businesses, adopting new technology is the only way to keep up with the fast-paced environment of today.
Here are some small business technologies to keep an eye on:
"The use of machines and computers that can operate without needing
human control: office/factory automation
Automation and robotics have decreased the need for a large, highly
skilled work force."
For example, if you ever book an appointment and receive a confirmation email or text message, this is an automated response.
Automation can support small businesses save time and money by automating tedious manual tasks, i.e. inputting data into a system.
Quite a lot of small businesses cite insufficient time as a major challenge. By incorporating automation into their system, businesses can save time on manual processes so they can focus their efforts on doing work that drives profit.
Other examples include automating online pricing to balance profitability as well as inventory management systems to ensure the proper quantity of goods is on hand.
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