As a business owner, you’re always on the lookout for new tips and tricks to increase your profits. While you should explore developments in your field, don’t become so distracted that you overlook these basic steps to improving your efficiency.
Purchase High-Speed Internet
Some companies still use dial-up Internet to power their credit card machines and other electronics. Nothing makes customers more impatient than having to wait in line because a company hasn’t bothered to upgrade its infrastructure. If your network is causing regular delays, look into installing a 5G network. Since many employees work from home at least part-time right now, survey all your workers and make sure they have reliable access to the Internet. You may have to purchase Ethernet cables or portable hotspots until you all return to work full-time.
Create Meeting Agendas
Meetings are important for your company. They allow you to gather your staff, speak about the important happenings in your company and hear your employees’ feedback. However, it’s easy for meetings to devolve into complaint sessions or discussions of unrelated issues. It’s also easy to schedule so many meetings that you waste your employees’ time by speaking in person about things that could be conveyed more efficiently over email. Limit yourself to one or two full-staff meetings a week, and create a detailed agenda for each one so that you stay on topic.
Put Down Your Phone
You’re constantly distracted by your phone at work, but you probably don’t even realize it. To stop losing time to text messages, games, and social media, create an office policy banning cell phone use except during emergencies or breaks. While this rule is essential to your business’s success, it only works if you take the lead in following it.
Institute these time-saving practices today, and in a month, you’ll be shocked at how much progress you’ve made.