Productivity is imperative in your small business. It leads directly to profitability.
But productivity means different things to different people.
Certainly it involves effectively managing your team and workforce. It includes things like effective time management and good communications and collaboration with your team too.
But today it’s also about leveraging the powerful technologies available to all small businesses.
It’s about technologies like the cloud.
The cloud gives you a convenient place to store important files and projects. It allows you to then easily share these files with your team and clients. And it provides automatic backup of all work. (Imagine no more need to email important documents to team members or carefully track revisions.)
Want to measure how cloud technology is improving the productivity in your business?
- Calculate the saved man hours in manual data entry and other activities.
- Estimate the money saved on automating further activities; simply calculate how much time each of these activities takes and multiply this by an hourly rate.
- Implement integration between cloud apps, a way of saving even more time for your employees.
- Finally, calculate what you’ll save in software maintenance costs.
All of these factors contribute to what might be called a more “dynamic” business — one that is productive, grows and uses its money wisely and efficiently.
Want to learn more?
Join us for the Microsoft “How to Grow a Dynamic Business” Chat from 12 noon to 1 p.m. PST (3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST) Thursday, May 28, 2015 on Twitter.
You can participate in the conversation by using the hashtag #MSFTBizTips in your tweets. And to follow what others are saying in the chat, just search on Twitter.com for that same hashtag.
Microsoft representatives and members of the Microsoft community will be on hand to answer questions about the best ways to save money in your business through the cloud. Other discussion will include how to leverage technology to analyze the data your business collects.
For all the details on the event, see below.
Twitter Chat Details
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1 p.m. PST (3:00 to 4 p.m. EST)
Topic: How to Grow a Dynamic Business
At the time of writing this article, Anita Campbell is participating in the Microsoft Small Business Ambassador Program.
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