10 Easy Ways To Shake Up—And Grow—Your Small Business

By Rieva Lesonsky

Has your business become … well … boring? I think most entrepreneurs share my passion for “shaking things up.” But if you need some prodding, here are 10 simple ways to make changes to your life and business that will grow your company, too.

1. Update the technology you use in your business

Did you know that older PCs can make your small business employees up to 29% less productive? According to Intel, every 5-year-old PC in your business could be costing you $17,000 a year in lost productivity. New computers pay for themselves in productivity and help you compete more effectively. Review your team’s hardware and software and look for ways to power up your business, whether that’s more powerful laptops or more sophisticated business software.

Simple ways to change your life and business that will grow your company, too.

© Sergey Nivens – Adobe Stock 2. Organize your office

The KonMari craze may have died down a bit, but there’s still value in getting organized. Being surrounded by piles of paper or old file folders of documents can make you feel stressed and overwhelmed. You can claim some calm by digitizing documents you need to keep and shredding the rest. Make sure to protect documents with sensitive financial or personal data by securely encrypting and storing them.

3. Learn something new to grow your business

Take a lesson in something you know nothing about (except that it will help grow your business) or become an expert in a subject you’re already somewhat familiar with.

Keep reading this article on Forbes Small Business.

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