Think back five years. What did your business look like? Chances are good that many things have changed. You’ve needed to put systems, infrastructure, and practices in place to stand out and stay relevant. But chances are equally good that you weren’t in business back then. And unfortunately, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), just half of today’s companies will be in business five years from now.
Now think ahead. Where will your business be in five years? Will it grow, stall, or fail? And what processes, systems, and solutions are you building to make sure it happens?
These days status quo just won’t cut it. And the things that got your business where it is today will likely be insufficient to take it where you want it to go. To stay in business long term, it’s not enough to deal with problems that arise; you must anticipate them. To build a successful business that adds value, keeps evolving, and endures, you need to stay on your toes and be agile enough to pivot when change comes—which it will. You need to be strategic.
Building a modern workplace.
In both nature and technology, evolution and perpetual motion are key characteristics of growth. A modern workplace is no different. To thrive, your business must continuously adjust, evolve, and improve. And as you put strategies in place to optimize growth, processes in place to move your company forward, and security in place to mitigate risks, you’re building a sustainable business you can scale.
Streamline your business.
The contemporary workforce and its demands are changing. In most companies, freelancers, remote workers, and distributed teams are no longer the exception, but the rule. In fact gig workers, who currently comprise half of the workforce, are expected to grow to 80% of the workforce by 2030. So now more than ever, employees need digital tools and efficient processes that can help them be productive from anywhere. With modern teamwork and collaboration tools, you can:
- Reduce unnecessary friction to help your team get more done.
- Create a flexible work environment that promotes engagement, efficiency, and satisfaction.
- Help your team stay connected and work better together.
Secure your business.
Security risks and data breaches are increasingly complex and can pose a costly threat—especially to small businesses. As your business grows and your workforce evolves, you’ll likely need to adjust to stay compliant. But you must also prioritize infrastructure that can securely support a distributed team, plus technology that helps, not hinders, employee productivity. With proactive security, modern infrastructure, reliable support, and ongoing training, you can:
- Create a security-aware culture to keep users, data, and devices safe.
- Balance compliance with practical IT.
- Employ strategic security measures that can sustain growth.
Scale your business.
Highly engaged teams show 21% more profitability. And as a business leader, you can empower your team with intelligent solutions and tools to run your business better and keep it moving forward. As you build a modern workplace, you can create a company culture that directly affects your bottom line. With expert consulting, executive-level reporting, and a strategic IT roadmap aligned to your business objectives, you can:
- Make better business decisions to save your business money and time.
- Create a company culture that empowers leaders, engages employees, and drives profitability.
- Free up bandwidth to grow and scale your business.
Change is the one constant we can count on. It’s also essential to building a sustainable business that can break through inertia and thrive for the next 5, 10, 15, or more years. Strategic change may seem daunting. But with willingness to embrace it, plus the right strategy, security, and tools, it’s possible.