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3 Easy and affordable business growth hacks

Let’s imagine that you’ve recently launched your own company. Business is decent; the lights are on, employees are being paid on time, and clients seem satisfied. How do you take all this up a notch to the next level though? 

Michael Colin, 18 December 2017  Share  0 comments  Print

All the answers to your unique business lifestage questions

How do you expand your reach, push up your margins, and ensure an upward trajectory to success? Moreover, how do you do all this without committing too many resources and/or breaking the bank?

None of these questions are easy to answer unfortunately because running a company is fraught with uncertainty and unknowns. There are several easy and affordable growth hacks however, that are capable of giving your business a boost in the right direction. All you need for any of the following to be applicable, is a reliable Internet connection. 

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1. Start communicating with VoIP

No matter how big or small a company is, chances are it will see benefits if it adopts a communication solution that’s both flexible and affordable. VoIP is the perfect answer in this regard. 

VoIP products have many positives; mobility, reduced costs, and increased reliability and uptime to name a few. Not only that, if your business ever expands or changes due to potentially unforeseen circumstances, upsizing or adapting your solution can be done speedily and with minimal hassle. Imagine the admin of laying or dealing with traditional copper cables, gone. VoIP offers flexible, crystal clear communication channels, all at more affordable prices. 

2. Pull your business into the Cloud

Slow Internet speeds in South Africa in the past meant that Cloud solutions were unviable. Thanks to steady increases and improvements over the past few years however, these doors are now opening to businesses. 

With regards to growing companies, one of the Cloud’s biggest benefits is that it provides flexibility. Find that your organisation’s data requirements are expanding at a rate you hadn’t anticipated? With a Cloud solution, there’s no longer a need to upsize your internal hardware or exhaust your IT budget. Business owners can take everything into the Cloud, which besides being able to store all your precious files, offers security and backup benefits too.

3. Unleash your Internet speed

Connectivity itself is crucial to the functionality of any modern day business, but one factor that many seem to overlook is its speed. Regardless of what service or product your company offers, chances are its internal processes can be drastically improved by bumping up the Internet speed.

Related: How your Internet connection affects your bottom line

Think about what we’ve just spoken about – the Cloud – well, a faster Internet connection will allow you to use it far more efficiently. Not only that, having increased speed at your fingertips improves overall productivity. How many times have you had to go make a cup of coffee for example, while you wait for a huge file to transfer, or an email with a large attachment to download? A faster connection makes that sort of problem something of the past. 

Be the catalyst in boosting your business

Are any of these scenarios applicable to you and your new business? If so, you definitely should consider implementing at least one of these growth hacks. Any, or all of them, could be the very thing your start-up needs to evolve into something bigger and better. 

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About the author

Michael Colin

A lifelong techie at heart, Michael Colin got his start in sales almost by accident, while working as a junior field technician on Ericsson PABX systems. Already an exceptional engineer, Michael’s technical expertise and passion meant that he was a formidable salesman as well, selling systems across the country while he learned the ropes, including one of Ericsson’s largest contracts at the time.

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