Every year roughly 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8% are successful in achieving their goals. Here are five great resolutions to implement for your business that can help you grow your company.
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Many people set resolutions like these to better themselves personally. What about your business though? What kinds of resolutions will help your company grow? We did a little research and found the top five New Year’s resolutions to adopt in order to grow your company.
1. Invest more in your company’s infrastructure.
Ever heard the old adage about putting lipstick on a pig? Well, many business owners are caught up in a vicious cycle of dressing up their old technology just enough to keep things running. Don’t wait until things start falling apart. Make a plan this year to invest in your infrastructure and build a better foundation to grow your company in the coming year. Refreshing the core of your IT infrastructure may include things like enhancing IT security, upgrading your technology to increase productivity, or even automating your backups.
2. Move to the cloud.
Have you been considering cloud services? Well, it’s a great time to make the change. There are a variety of cloud service offerings available these days that offer access to your data from anywhere anytime with unlimited storage abilities and real-time collaboration features. The time of on-premise servers is quickly fading. Let go of that old physical server. With cloud services there are no more maintenance bills, upgrade expenses, or storage expansion projects. Everything is always on and ready.
3. Replace old equipment.
Building a business is hard enough without interruptions from failing equipment. So, when you toss that old server and move into the cloud, look at a full network refresh. Updating things like battery backups, computers, switches and your firewall will increase the speed of your network and processing power.
4. Tighten up your IT security.
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! Do you remember that old line from the Brady Bunch show? Jan was always so jealous of Marsha. Well, you don’t have to be jealous of those bigger companies. Enterprise level security features are available for everyone these days. The tricky part is investing in the right network security solutions to protect your company files, valuable client data, email communications and financials. Make sure your company has these basic security features in place before it’s to late:
- An update and patch plan
- Wi-Fi security
- Two-factor authentication
- VPN for remote work
5. Build a scalable IT plan.
Building a plan for the future seems like a no brainer. However, it is truly one of the most overlooked plans in business. I guess it makes sense because money is truly the ultimate goal. Increase revenue, boost profitability, or reduce expenses; that’s what most people keep at the forefront of their operations. So, I hate to break this to you, but you need a plan in place to help you scale your technology. With all those sales goals and revenue numbers to hit, don’t forget you will need more workers to fulfill your commitments to your new clients.
Need help? Give us a call. We’re offering a FREE Network Assessment to give you a full view of your company’s infrastructure. This can help you map out goals for the year and prioritize your company’s needs.