5 business upgrades you should consider in Canada
While the world has taken an unprecedented turn because of the ongoing pandemic, it did not really slow things down for businesses and industries. As a matter of fact, the challenges brought about by the pandemic have caused and even forced business-owners, big, medium, small alike, to explore previously uncharted territory to keep their businesses and the economy afloat. Industries have been forced to be creative in how they carry out their operations and services.
At this point, we cannot really deny how dependent we have become with technology, more so than ever now because of the pandemic restrictions where business operations and services have been challenged to be conducted in a way that we have to lean on the use of tools that technology provides. Here are a few ways you should consider here in Canada:
1. Open and Maximize Your Communication Lines
Whether it’s talking to clients, customers or among colleagues and co-workers, it is vital that communication lines must stay open to keep things running smoothly and provide the best services to your clientele. If you’re in Canada, then you should seriously consider upgrading or investing in business telephone systems in Vancouver that use Voice-over Internet Protocol or VoIP if you haven’t already.
VoIP allows for numerous communication features that previously could not be tapped into with traditional analog telephone systems. These features include voicemails to emails done through the phone, secure remote conference calling, advanced call routing, access to online portals, and even the ability to still answer and receive calls through your office number with your mobile phone.
2. Upgrade your hardware
Upgrading your hardware is a serious investment you should make to keep your operations running smoothly. You don’t want your work to be hampered with a buggy or slowed down PC or device. You don’t need to burn down some cash buying totally new equipment; a simple upgrade of certain parts like RAM and hard drives can do wonders in streamlining the processes you make with your equipment.
3. Update your software
Updating your software comes hand in hand with regularly upgrading your hardware. Outdated software makes your devices very susceptible to viruses or security breaches and attacks. You don’t want your services and operations to be brought down with corrupt files and computer viruses.
4. Digitize your processes
Gone are the days that we rely on paper and ink for our business operations. Consider using the numerous online tools that help you digitize and even simplify your processes. Google itself has tons of business tools through GSuite.
5. Learn the ins and outs of social media
This may sound out-of-place, but social media really is the future of businesses. Not only can you reconnect with long-distance friends and loved ones, you can market and advertise your products and services on social media sites. A business that utilizes and maximizes its social media reach is a business that’s ahead of competitors that don’t. Consider putting together a social media team to oversee and supervise your social media presence and operations.
There you have it! These are some concrete examples of ways you can upgrade and improve your operations and maximize the potentials of your business.