Whether you are a freelancers, sole trader, small businesses or multinational, it always pays to review how you run your business and whether you are doing things in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. It’s especially important in an era when technological advances are happening so quickly that it is sometimes difficult to keep up with all the opportunities available. With internet start ups and the sharing economy it is becoming easier than ever to hand over parts of the business that eats into valuable time or you don’t enjoy doing to a freelancer or an app.
1. Move onto the cloud
Most freelancers need to be out and about, on site, commuting or on holiday on the beach, and still be able to get at all their documents. You can have everything on a laptop, but what if that goes on the fritz or gets stolen? Even if you have been meticulous about backing everything up, chances are you’ll have lost data and time in retrieval. It is much more efficient to store your data in the cloud. There are plenty of cloud computing options that are free (Google Apps and Dropbox) and, believe me I speak from experience, a lot more secure and stable than an in-house intranet. If you need more data security there are also plenty of paid for options. Continue reading