Any business can thrive or take a dive just by slipping in production output. You might think your startup is all good: “We’re too small for any major disorganization to hurt us.”
However: we hate to break it to you, but most often small businesses are the least productive because of this mentality.
You might think you’re on top of your organization. But you might have noticed a decrease in production lately and can’t figure out why.
Your best bet?
Staying ahead of the competition with top-notch organization methods and the best tech.
A small business like yours can’t afford a production setback – you always want to move forward.
To do that, you’ll need these 3 tools guaranteed to optimize your productivity:
1. Inventory Management
Imagine a small hair styling product startup. The business starts out supplying just a few local stores.
Glowing reviews accumulate, and demand grows – suddenly orders are being requested from all over the country, then the world.
It sounds like a dream come true; except this startup didn’t know how to handle the influx of orders.
They crashed and burned because they were trying to manually manage all of their international orders, causing intense delays to customers and a bad reputation for customer service.
Not only did the company have to place customers’ orders on backorder, but they were also scrambling to order more products to try to keep up.
They severely limited their ability to output because they couldn’t get organized in time.
Does this chaos sound familiar? Or feel like it could become familiar all too quickly? Consider a dedicated inventory management solution.
Managing inventory takes up the time you could be using to grow your business.
And in this field, there’s a lot of room for human error. A management solution takes care of everything for you.
Inventory management allows for the creation of barcodes
That way you’ll have far less customers upset or turning away due to back-ordered products.
Instead, you’ll have more time to focus on growth, not catching up.
2. Recruiting Websites
In order for a company to be productive they must have employees that want to be productive.
The team must feel invested in the business they work for and be proud that they are part of something greater than themselves.
If a business is desperate for just anyone to do labor, then just anyone they’ll get.
If you want to continue reaching towards full potential, you must carefully seek out potential employees.
Take advantage of popular recruiting websites online that are widely used by job seekers and businesses alike.
Many recruiting sites are designed for applicants in a specific industry, like bio-engineering, mathematics and business production.
If you limit yourself to just word of mouth or go with a temp agency, your productivity will suffer.
You’re not giving yourself the opportunity to work with the best people for your company.
Since most data is saved on computers, tablets, or phones, it’s wise to utilize cloud services as a backup.
Imagine working on a large order and your tablet runs out of battery.
Not only do you have to go wait for the tablet to charge, but you also have to redo the entire order since it did not automatically save.
Or what if your device shatters with important data on its hard drive?
The damage goes far beyond just the physical device.
The cloud makes documents easy to access and recover in case any electronics in your office were damages or stolen.
It also makes communication and sharing documents with team members pain free as well. This boosts productivity and business success significantly.
With access to documents for everyone across all devices, everyone can work faster.