Sunday, June 21, 2009

Do more with what you have

Small business owners need to find ways to make the most out of their existing resources and people to ensure that their businesses are viable in the slow economy. One important way to make the most out of your existing technology resources is to take a look at them and find ways to improve their performance. On a recent visit to the local computer supply shop, I took a look at some of the existing computer systems out on the market and although the prices are low (see previous posts) a small business owner may save their hard earned dollars by simply upgrading their existing systems. By adding additional RAM o our laptops, our firm was able to recognize faster systems that increased our productivity.

Another way small business owners can do more with what they have is to use their software to the fullest. Most small business owners only use about 20% of the features that are available in their software titles. By taking additional training course that are typically offered by software vendors, a small business owner can unlock the true power of their software and get more done. Most software vendors have free training and online communities that can assist small business owners with any questions they may have about their software.

So before you go out and spend your precious dollars one additional technology, be sure that you are using what you already have to the fullest.

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