Computers Nationwide wishes you a happy and healthy new year. Let 2018 be a fresh start to organize your business, be successful, and move forward with your goals. We’ll help your business grow with some tips on creating tech goals for the new year.
This week’s blog features an article written by Catherine Conlan on Monster: A Tech Checklist to Organize your Growing Business.
“Every new and growing business needs a solid tech foundation to thrive. Yet in the excitement of running your business, it’s easy to forget about setting up some the basics to help your small business run.
Every part of your enterprise — communications, sales, marketing, operations — will rely on technology to meet customer expectations and scale up. Here’s how to make sure you’ve got everything you need.
Get the Basics Down
There are several categories of technology to consider when establishing your business, says Jeff Kerr, founder of Casefleet software company. They include:
Communications. Email is the most common need, but you may also be interested in an informal messaging service, such as Slack. You may also need a phone system; its complexity will depend on your needs and number of locations.
Collaboration. Have a platform in place that employees can use to manage and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets. GoogleDocs is one readily available solution.
Project management. A good project management program makes it easy to assign tasks and see what’s been completed, Kerr says.
Web management. Find a platform to handle your business’ web presence. Kerr recommends having a vendor (like Computers Nationwide) to handle it.
Accounting. Finally, you’ll need a system to track sales, inventory and other bookkeeping tasks.