How to Improve your Business in 2016
The new year is fast approaching and 2016 could be the perfect time for you to enhance your business. By seizing the opportunity to make improvements to your company, you stand to boost your long-term success. To help you along the way, here are a few suggestions that could raise your firm’s prospects.
Put a robust disaster recovery plan in place
From fires and floods to power failures, there are a host of disasters that can strike businesses. No matter how cautious you are, it may be impossible to prevent problems like these from affecting your firm. However, you can put in place measures to mitigate these risks. By devising a robust disaster recovery plan, you can reduce the negative impact that problems like these have on your company.
For example, to ensure that you are able to continue operating in the event of a mains power outage, you may benefit from investing in a backup energy supply. Diesel generators are a popular option because they are reliable and simple to operate. Bear in mind though, if you decide to get a standby power solution like this, it’s vital that you select a setup that meets your firm’s energy requirements. Highlighting the variation on offer in terms of generation capacity, the generators from ADE Ltd range in output from 13kVA to 3500kVA. So, before you commit to purchasing a particular model, you should do some careful calculations to assess your needs. If you’re in any doubt, don’t hesitate to ask for expert guidance.
Meanwhile, in case your premises are inaccessible for any reason, you may benefit from making sure you have a standby base for your personnel to use. Also, it’s wise to implement thorough IT disaster recovery procedures. This should include provisions for database backup and application access. Using cloud-based systems that can be accessed remotely may be a simple way to make your IT systems more robust and flexible.
Cut your costs
Finding savvy ways to cut your costs could also benefit your business in 2016 and beyond. For example, simply making the switch from traditional lightbulbs to compact fluorescent lighting or LEDs could significantly reduce your electricity bills, and improving the insulation in your premises may help to lower your heating costs.
You may also want to take advantage of video conferencing to reduce your business travel expenses, and perhaps you could lower your overheads by enabling some of your personnel to work from home. In addition, switching suppliers or negotiating better deals with existing suppliers can be an effective way to save money on everything from insurance to office stationery.
Exploit new sales opportunities
You might benefit from exploiting new sales opportunities next year too. Perhaps you could create partnerships with other companies that serve slightly different markets. Teaming up with firms in this way can be a fast and effective way to reach out to new customers. Consider opening up new sales channels too. For instance, if you don’t yet sell online, it may be worth your while branching out into ecommerce. This can dramatically expand your target audience.
Making improvements like these could help ensure your firm enjoys success in 2016 and for many years to come.