[read time: after morning coffee]
Today is different. Our world is more connected than ever before, with a constant demand for bigger and better services each and every day. The tech community has responded – and continues to respond – by making our lives more convenient than ever. And how do they do it? For starters …
… they look to the clouds!!!
Cloud based software continues to grow at an incredibly rapid pace, with cloud based solutions now offered for virtually every electronic function that exists. Most individuals use some form of a cloud based service provider every day, even if they are not aware of it. That being said, however, the small business community – generally speaking - has not evolved its business processes at the same rapid pace.
Consider the following: Right now, there is an average person somewhere using the internet to pay their personal bills.
But also consider this: If that same person is a business owner, it is highly likely that they are still paying their business invoices via paper cheques.
So why do small businesses not use the cloud???
Well, for starters, it’s important to acknowledge that some small businesses do leverage the cloud to run their operations. As for other businesses, typically the most common reason for the lack of adoption of cloud based services is the unfamiliarity of solutions available.
Cloud based solutions can be used by entrepreneurs for:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the mentality of keeping processes consistent, especially when things are going well. However, speaking from experience as a cloud based provider of accounting and bookkeeping services, it is absolutely incredible to see the reaction of small business owners, when you show them just how far cloud based systems have evolved over time. The reality is, when you see the efficiencies gained by using these service providers, it can have a significantly positive impact on any business.
If you find that your business is in need of efficiencies, well - for starters - we hope we see you in the clouds soon!!!