2016 Best Small Business Technology Trends #china #business
2016 Best Small Business Technology Trends
If you are a small business owner in the year of 2015, you have probably figured out by now that it is not enough to have an idea (or a pool of ideas, for that matter) just to stay on the market.
Once they create new business, many small business owners think that some invisible force will help them to keep the motors going and make bigger profit. Well, they are delusional. There are a few options which are slowly taking over other trends, with the tendency to dominate the market.
In 2015, a small business owner has to find alternative ways of going bigger. So, if you want to stay ahead of the curve, and ahead of your competition, here are some of technology trends you should start thinking about this year.
New methods of payment
As a small business owner, you need to keep up with modern technologies and take what they are offering you. The biggest development in the sphere of payment is definitely mobile payment system .
Plastic cards were a revolution, but are passé now because everybody wants to replace their wallets with smart phones – simply because it is easier.
For example, Apple Pay is becoming ever more popular due to the popularity of the smart phone, so if you want to count on Apple users, bring your business closer to them and sew the seeds of good business.
Even though it has not yet established itself as a ‘norm’, it does show a tendency towards it, so take this word of advice seriously: invest into mobile payment system for your company, because it is going to pay off very soon.
3D printing is here to stay!
You have probably heard of this new way of manufacturing, which almost evolved from sci-fi to useful technology. And its price is no longer astronomous!
What is best about 3D printing is that it is very useful for small businesses – 3D quality and lower costs are the main reasons why you should use this technology in your advantage.
The development of cloud computing
If you worry too much about your data (of course you are, those are classified data!), fear not, because cloud-based computing is there to help you.
With cloud computing system, you no longer need to have a local server – that is a computer that is keeping your data in one place and is susceptible to defects.
And you will no longer require an IT technician – since cloud based technology is affordable and easy to maintain.
Find alternative funding options
In the fast-changing and growing world of today, you have to think about alternative ways of funding. This means not to stick to one product or area of expertise, but to evolve and make way for new things.
For example, if your business does not give you the chance to broaden your business, you can look for other funding options, such as crowdfunding, public offerings or take direct loans.
So, if you are the owner of a small signage business. you can make way for new things with the help of crowdfunding. Let not money be the obstacle – make it an advantage!
And finally, the best advice for small business owners for this year is that if you see a chance – take it! Do not wait for someone else to make that risk, so if you have an idea, and you think it is good, why not try it? If you do not do it, the odds are that someone else can beat you to it while you are waiting. Do not wait!