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ALEXANDRIA, VA — A Guide to Boosting Efficiency in a Small Business

A Guide to Boosting Efficiency in a Small Business

Many shoppers are visiting small businesses this year to support them through the pandemic. This is excellent news for small business owners because the current climate has been extremely hard on them. Still, as awesome as it is that business is booming, some companies are having trouble keeping up with the madness. Any small business owner trying to figure out ways to find calm in the chaos should read this guide to boosting efficiency in a small business.

Outsource Services

A lot of small business owners pride themselves on doing things alone, but they should know they don’t have to do this solo. Running a local company is no easy feat. There’s no reason for them to put additional stress on themselves when they can outsource certain services. For example, small business owners can use e-commerce order fulfillment companies to process every order. These corporations use top-of-the-line software to ensure business owners can see everything that’s happening in real time. Utilizing these services can take a lot of pressure off of the company owners’ plates.

Properly Train Employees

Employees must be trained properly so that productivity is consistent throughout the entire holiday season. Here are some essential things business owners should always include in their training programs:

  • Every worker should know how to use the technology at the store. The more employees are, the more customers they’ll be able to assist.
  • Staff members should also learn the correct customer service etiquette while training so that they can help people to the best of their abilities.

Take Advantage of Technology

Sometimes, small businesses stay stuck in the past because of their local roots. Company leaders must know it’s time to step foot into the 21st century by using technology to their advantage, since it increases efficiency. Computerizing all records will help things flow smoothly. Although it’s a substantial one-time investment, the dividends will pay off in the long run.

This guide to boosting efficiency in a small business will help anyone keep up with the holiday season rush. The pandemic has been challenging for all business owners; however, small business owners have felt the most pain. For this reason, many company leaders are hoping that communities come out to help them increase their profits during the holidays. If people do place mass orders, companies must be prepared to be as productive as possible. Remember, being busy is a good thing.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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