In the blink of an eye the new financial year is apon us.
The global economy is still in a state of flux and many local Australian
business operators are already experiencing tough times, due in no small
part to both the current state of national politics and the looming
federal election, which inevitably leads to a slow down across many
At times like these business needs to work as smart as
possible, and my number one tactic - and new financial year resolution -
is simply get with the program.
What does that mean you ask?
There are so many time saving programs (software tools, apps and plugins
etc.) now available that the day to day operations of a business do not
have to be such hard work.
Likewise the Internet and in particular e-commerce has reduced the hassle
of some menial and time consuming tasks from once taking hours to just
For example, some vendors like Officeworks deliver orders placed before
11:30am in capital cities on the same day...so why would you battle
traffic, check-out queues and your office stairs when in a fraction of
the time you can arrange for goods to be delivered right into your
When it comes to your existing systems and software, make it a priority
to be sure your suppliers are doing their part to upkeep the technology
with the latest capabilities.
In our case we've been sure to keep our website development technology
capabilities at the forefront of the mobile Internet revolution.
It's also a good time to review the terms and options vendors offer. For
example, one software vendor we deal with offers a full purchase option
for around $3,000.00. Alternatively, an annual subscription to their
cloud based service is around $50.00 per month.
The moral of this article is be pro-active and look for ways to save time
and money, which can be re-purposed for other initiatives that have a
positive impact on your bottom line.