Make no mistake, you want your business to grow. There is no better sign that you are resonating with customers and providing the value you set out to deliver. Unfortunately, for a lot of companies, they simply aren’t prepared when their product or service takes off and it ends up ruining what could be a very good thing. Today, we’ll take a look at three actions you can take to keep your business humming along when it sees extraordinary growth.
As stated above, growing your business is something that you definitely want. However, sometimes things can get overwhelming when things move too fast. In order to circumvent this situation, you should have a plan in place that will allow you to get the resources you need to fill the newfound demand. In order to do this successfully you need to identify the things that you will need to scale in order to gain control over the elements that affect revenue generation. This means ascertaining what costs could be altered. In terms of technology, using cloud services that will allow your business to quickly scale can be a major benefit in terms of controlling costs and access to resources.
One of the biggest challenges for companies that are growing rapidly is when to hire additional help. Payroll is a big expense and each salary puts additional pressure on your company. While adding jobs is ultimately a great thing for your company and for the business as a whole, ensuring that you have the available capital (or demand) to facilitate that type of operational expense has to be decided well before you add employees to the mix. Technology can help you do your best to control costs. From the use of a CRM to track all customer interactions to collaboration software that keeps your team working efficiently, ensuring that you have the tools needed to keep your pocketbook in check is essential to taking your business to the next level.
A quick ascension of a business can be a whirlwind, but one thing is for certain, you are being targeted. Even if you think your business is still too small to be the victim of cybercrime, you are still wrong. Cybercriminals will pick low-hanging fruit and if you don’t take into account the security of your data, it will be stolen. Nothing can stop positive momentum quite like a data breach, so be sure to do the things that you need to do to keep your business’ network and infrastructure secure.
While it is definitely a goal to grow your business, knowing how technology can help make quick transitions in demand work for your organization is important. If you would like to have a conversation about how technology fits into your business, or if you need help scaling your IT to the new demand your business is experiencing, give the technology professionals at SCW a call today at (509) 534-1530.
About the author
Sam is a network engineer with a broad range of experience spanning more than 35 years. He wrote is first piece of code in 1979 and has been involved with the industry ever since. For the last 20 years, he has worked for SCW Consulting where he has embraced his passion for network technology and security.
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