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Technology is an important aspect of EVERY business. In fact, it’s often the FOUNDATION for increased productivity, saving money, and better communication. Below is a presentation on using technology in your business.

  1. Technology is an asset. Don’t think of it “just” as a cost.
  2. Tech is constantly evolving, don’t chase after ever iteration of it. But DO upgrade and get updates on your software.
  3. Get help. Use a local consultant. You’ll save time and have an expert help you. You’re not an expert.
  4. Educate yourself about technology.
  5. Use sales and marketing software to segment your customers.
  6. Use cloud applications.
  7. Ensure that your technology is SECURE. Use two-factor authentication.
  8. Ensure you’re operating as efficiently OUT of the office as IN the office. Mobile economy is here.
  9. Content marketing is essential.

I hope these tips help and remember you can always visit our Smart Hustle Community for personal help with your business.


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