This is the tenth post of the “Why You Should Run Your Business Online” series. If you have not yet read the previous posts, head back to the beginning to catch up.
As this series draws to its close, I want to reveal one more benefit to be gained from running your business online.
This benefit focuses directly on why you are where you are, doing what you are doing:
Value Component 9: Personal Benefits
Running your business online allows you to focus on what your business does rather than what it needs in order to do what it does.
Why did you start your business in the first place?
Unless you’re in the technology industry, you most likely did not go into business to spend your time setting up and maintaining software and hardware.
It does not matter if you started your business to pursue a passion, gain independence, make money or for another reason altogether. To reach your goals and realize your dreams, you need to focus on servicing the customers you already have and adding customers to grow your business.
Setting up how your business runs (the processes, the software you use) should be among the first thing you do. However, you don’t want to spend a lot of time doing that because it’s not the reason you opened your doors. Once the setup process is done, you should focus on higher-value tasks.
I am not saying that you should never take a look at how your business runs again. I strongly believe in constant improvement and, if something isn’t working as well as it should or if you hear of a better way, changes need to happen!
However, when that change does happen, and it will, you will find that using online applications make it happen faster, and cost less in terms of time and money, because of the “Running Your Business Online Value Statement”:
Running Your Business Online Value Statement
Getting business done online not only saves you time and money, but it exponentially increases those savings by enabling you to change the way you get things done in ways that were not previously possible
In the short and long-term, online software allows you to achieve the sort of success you got into business for in the first place, whether personal, financial or both.
One Last Thought
Before you leave this series, here’s a word to the cautious and non-technical folks:
Running your business using SAAS solution online in the cloud does not have to be an “all-or-nothing” leap of faith.
Take one thing you do, one business function, and dip your toe into the cloud.
The ease of use is high, the cost is low, the payoff is huge and I’ll bet you’ll never look back.