Innovative Companies Are The Healthiest – 3 Smart Tips For The Entrepreneur Of Today.
Can only large companies with a lot of financial resources participate in the current innovation flow? The research offers interesting insights, and we put three practical tips for you in a row. The entrepreneurial landscape has changed considerably in recent years thanks to technological innovations. For the Ministry of Economic Affairs time to put research agency Panteia to work with a study of the current health indicators of SMEs. Which companies are the healthiest and what do they do differently from the others? Can only large companies with a lot of financial resources participate in the current innovation flow? The research offers interesting insights, and we put three practical tips for you in a row.
As an entrepreneur, the health of your company is, of course, above all else. What can we learn from the innovative value-creating companies?
Three practical tips for a healthy company
As can probably be expected, the research shows that for the innovative companies the products and services are for a significant part or almost entirely based on recent techniques and technical innovations. However, the use of new IT opportunities also plays a significant role, as does the flexibility of the staff. This gives a clear indication where you need to focus. Take advantage of the three following tips:
Tip 1 – Do as much as possible in the cloud
Cloud computing is hip, so it should come as no surprise that countless applications are running in the cloud. Make as much use as possible! Working in the cloud gives you the following benefits:
Cost savings – you do not have to invest in your software and a server, but you rent it from the provider.
Flexible – you can work wherever you have an internet connection.
No maintenance – software licenses are renewed by the provider, and your updates are also executed in the cloud.
Secure – your data is stored in a secure data center.
Continuity – a cloud service runs on multiple servers, so you can always access your data – even if something goes wrong with one of the servers.
Customized – you pay for what you buy.
Tip 2 – Make sure you are easily accessible
It may be an open door, but if you are not available as an entrepreneur, you run the risk of missing new assignments. Many large companies choose to prevent this type of problem for a telephone exchange, but for a small business owner, this is often not profitable. Fortunately, the developments in this area are not standing still, because smart telecom solutions are also available for the smaller entrepreneurs.
An innovative example of this is One Net Express from Vodafone: a telephone exchange, but then virtually. This does not require high investment or installation costs and extra connections are quickly arranged. With this service, each employee also calls the mobile with a fixed number. It does not matter where an employee is located and whether he is inviting with a fixed telephone or a mobile. Thanks to the simple management portal, switching telephone calls is easy and ‘hunt groups’ can also be used. This system switches a phone call until someone answers, and you do not have to miss a call.
Tip 3 – Make use of the government
The Dutch government also considers it essential that entrepreneurs continue to develop. There are even subsidies for supporting and encouraging innovations within small and medium-sized enterprises. Make sure that your company continues to grow in the area of change!
Innovating yourself pays off
The fact that an innovative company is generally the healthiest type is, of course, good motivation to ensure that your company will also belong to this group. Make use of the available knowledge, smart techniques, and all the innovation possibilities and make your company even healthier than it already is!