Technology is always changing and updating, especially communication technologies with the rise in remote work situations. Every operating business today should have a solid set of tools for organizing, communicating and sharing information with their team members. Let’s explore some of these business owners’ favorite technologies to implement for the growth of your business.
Hector Gutierrez, CEO JOI
Investing time and money into the remote structure of your business should be at the forefront of your mind in today’s business world. We’re seeing that while a number of in-person jobs will return, there are some remote structures that are remaining more efficient as is. It’s definitely not going anywhere soon, so invest in new apps and tools to help your team communicate remotely.
Courtney Buhler, CEO & Founder Sugarlash Pro
It’s still very much in the early stages of roll-out, but 5G networks will be huge for online business. Stay in the loops as much as you can with news around apps and developers using 5G to build customer portals and online stores. This is surely going to revolutionize the way that consumers interact with our businesses.
Dylan Arthur Garber, Co-Founder Audien Hearing
Use the influencer market to your advantage as much as possible. It’s a huge way to advertise to a multitude of people all over the world and all at once. Consider hiring brand ambassadors or a small team to communicate with influencers over social media to get your brand noticed.
Seb Evans, Co-Founder Banquist
Use technology like google drive and suite to connect activities between all aspects of your company. Slack is a great way to keep track of day to day tasks, but google suite is essential to use in tandem to make sure all of your documents and spreadsheets are available to all that need them. Thinking about integration is a big organizational aspect of keep your team in the loop in today’s digital world.
Matthew Mundt, CEO and Founder Hug Sleep
Make sure your website is secure for customers to visit and enter billing information. Cybersecurity is huge, and you’ll want your clients to feel safe using your service and buying your products. We’re sure to see huge advancements of cybersecurity technology very soon, so keep your eye on tech news this year.
Jeff Meeks, VP of Sales and Marketing EnergyFit
Slack remains an essential tool for communicating with your team. Much less convoluted than emails, and less invasive than texts, Slack has made quick communication really easy. Whether you’re in the office or working remotely , using a workplace tool like slack with help your team stay on task.
Jonathan Simpkin CEO Swiftly
Consider looking into new and advanced transaction systems. Square and Square Online are great tools not just for POS but for tracking money flow through your company. Many old systems are outdated and hard to customize, look into upgrading your financial system to something that operates cleaner and more efficiently.
Jim Beard, COO BoxGenie
Automation and AI technology are becoming more and more common practice among businesses. Everything from payroll, data collection, and website services can be automated and streamlined, making yours and your employees’ jobs a lot easier. Implementing these kinds of systems eliminates the need to complete repetitive, mundane tasks by hand.
Tyler Hayden Read, Founder PT Pioneer
Every business should be digitizing their accounting and financing. Today there are a multitude of finance applications such as Wave and Freshbooks that can help make your bookkeeping tight and clean. Do some research and see what works best for you, some people are happy with the class QuickBooks.
Michael Jankie Of Natural Patch
Social media remains one of the most prominent avenues to advertise your products and market your business. By making shareable video content, you can reach a number of markets a lot faster. Having a social media team can help take some of the load off as well. Consider hiring social media interns to help boost your following and get your brand’s name out there.
Aidan Cole, CEO TatBrow
Make sure you are offering contactless delivery and shipping whenever possible. This is definitely the new norm, and you want to make sure you are keeping your clients safe. Amazon has innovated drone delivery, which surely more delivery companies will follow suit soon enough.
Andy Kleitsch, CEO Atomo Coffee
Make sure you have a good screen capture recording software at your disposal. There are a few good free options like Loom, but investing in a more advanced program could be worth your while.
John Wu, CEO and Co-Founder Gryphon
The rising trends right now are all around data, networks and cybersecurity technology. These are the companies and startups to invest in to make sure your company is on the cutting edge of new tech. If you can, invest in companies working with 5G, cloud based storage, and software.
Lori Price, Co-Founder PixieLane
If you are a company that manufactures anything, you’ll want to look into solutions that make sure your products are made sustainably. There are so many options now for sustainable and recyclable fabrics and building materials, it only makes sense to enter the market with a mindset that you’ll need to find materials that aren’t harmful to the environment.