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What Essential Technology Tools Should Small Businesses Use?

What Essential Technology Tools Should Small Businesses Use?

You are probably aware of the impact technology has in terms of the operation of large businesses.  However, technology is arguably even more crucial to the success of smaller companies and start-ups, who should be doing all that they can to make their industry a level playing field, even if they are operating in a sector that has many well-known companies leading the way.

Just what are the essential business tools that small businesses should be using, and how will they help you to take the fight to all of your competitors?

VPS Hosting

Using a managed VPS hosting service for your website means that you can build yourself a first class site with excellent user experience metrics, which will help you to build up your search rankings and gain more of your revenues from online streams.

Managed VPS hosting is kind of the ‘halfway house’ between shared servers and a dedicated solution, giving you the benefits of the latter option but close to the price of the former.

Small businesses often either go for cheap and cheerful, which leaves them in a position where they have a poor website that damages their reputation, or spend an excessive figure on a dedicated server when they don’t really need one at such an early stage.

Discover the middle ground of managed VPS hosting, and treat it as an essential technology to get the best results for your business.

Mobile Devices

Whether it is a market leading smartphone or the best tablet device on the market, you need some sort of mobile technology.

There are plenty of reasons why this is the case. Firstly, it will massively reduce your expenditure on hardware, especially if you are investing in more than one device, or need to use a specific set of applications. Speaking of applications, there are thousands of business apps just waiting for you to discover and use them.

From inventory management platforms to accounting and finance apps, you should be able to find everything you need in order to manage your business. This could save you a lot of money in terms of hiring accountants or auditors, for example, and will also mean that all of your essential business data is accessible whenever you need to see it.

SEO Software Tools

A business in the 21st century needs a website. It is as simple as that. Without a website, a business has no chance of becoming a true success. However, it is not just as simple as having a website and away you go, you need to ensure that you can be found via search engines.

In the early days of a business, SEO software tools can be a great way to learn a little about how search works, and help you to optimise your site while you build revenues to the point that you might consider hiring an SEO company to do it for you.

Discover these essential technologies, and make them a central part of your small business. In a short time, they will all pay for themselves, and have your company on the road to success.

Robert offers consultation services to small businesses related to managed VPS hosting solutions and other technology products that are relevant to their operation and requirements.

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