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How to improve your business processes in the new year

January 11, 2019 | K Keiger

How to improve your business processes in the new year

January 11, 2019 | K Keiger

The first quarter is often a defining one for businesses, establishing if a company is considered stagnant or growing. The beginning of the year is a great time to create reachable business goals and resolutions to give your team and company direction, and avoid plateaus, or worse, slumps.

The following are a few points to consider when deciding how to improve your business for this year.

Get in shape: The most common personal resolution can apply for your business as well. There are areas your company can trim costs while improving productivity with effective technology. SMBs often fear they cannot afford these solutions such as automation and virtualization, but continually relying on outdated business processes can be costing your business much more. Check out our workflow solutions to see how our software can automate time-consuming tasks and make your team more efficient and productive: https://milner.com/products/document-management/workflow-solutions 

Make new friends: Social media has enabled businesses to connect with customers and clients on a personal level and has become an important and expected channel to hear feedback and deliver news. For small companies who do not have the resources to pull together large marketing campaigns, having multiple active and engaging social media outlets can spread your influence online more effectively and less costly than traditional methods. 

Start a blog: Starting a blog is creative way to intertwine storytelling with your products and services. You can inform potential customers on specific ways your business can help them and raise online awareness of your company, targeting key audiences through keywords and search engine optimization. Leveraging your social media accounts can also help these blogs get more traction on the web and get your name out there to people who might not have ever heard of you.

Evaluate your network capabilities: SMBs generally have fewer resources to allocate towards in-house departments and can benefit greatly from 3rd party services like IT and Print Management. Network problems involving data breaches and cybersecurity threats can be very damaging to your business and prevention services like backup and a responsive IT service is a practical investment to consider this year. We offer services specifically designed to help SMBs in these areas: https://milner.com/services/it-services

Plan ahead: Are you looking to expand this year? Saving money, increasing your workforce, and moving to a bigger office are all things that typically accompany this change and planning ahead can negate much of the stress involved in reaching these goals. Planning out these milestones at the beginning and making the right investment to help you and your team ease into the needed transitions is recommended.

Want more information about how we can help your business? Feel free to contact us with any questions about our free evaluation tools or assessments: https://www.milner.com/customersupport/contact-us