As a successful small business owner in 2012, there is no doubt you've been smart in running your operation. You've made it through some difficult times and that requires organization, a solid business model, and an ability to adapt.
But even a smart business can get smarter. With all the options available to us now thanks to technology, business owners have to be careful not to fall prey to inertia. Just because something has worked for a number of years doesn't mean that it will continue to work, or that you can't find a better way to do it.
Here are four processes you should consider upgrading:
It's easy for small businesses to fall behind on upgrading to the latest technologies because it's changing so rapidly. It's difficult for even the tech savvy to keep up.
You don't have to become an innovator. You don't have to change everything. But you do have to change your mindset.
We've moved into a universe where many of the things we used to be amazed we could do on a computer are now easy to do on the phone. If you have a question, you can literally ask a smartphone, and it talks back!
If you're to continue to succeed in small business, the gap between the early tech adopters and those trailing behind must start to close.