We’ve all been there. The freak blackouts, the major storms, floods, blizzards…when natural disaster strikes, you’ve lost all control. After the horrible floods ravaging Louisiana, the recovery has finally begun and everyone is feeling the after shocks of the devastation. These natural disasters are some of the scariest things that could happen to anybody, and as a small business owner, it’s just one more thing you have to worry about.
What’s your contingency plan for those major moments?
When you’re running a service business, you’ve got three big things to worry about: Your employees, your customers, and your management system. As long as those three components are safe, so is your business. You’ll always be able to repair your storefront, you’ll always be able to buy new equipment – however, without your customer data, schedule, inventory information, and all that falls in between, you may be at a loss.
Taking things to the cloud…
With a cloud-based platform for your small business, you’re getting a lot more than just a solution for the times that natural disasters strike. More than just being a more convenient way to run your business, your cloud-based solution gives you 24/7 hour access to everything happening with your business and makes it easy to check on your desktop, tablet, or even phone.
Let’s take you through 6 huge advantages to having a cloud-based management platform and why you might want to consider changing the way you run your business:
1. When Natural Disaster Strikes
Let’s start at the root of what we’re talking about. Natural disasters happen, it’s not something you can ever control. Those flash floods, power outages, and tornadoes have NOTHING against your cloud-based solution. No matter what happens, your business will stay intact.
2. The Cloud Grows as Your Business Grows
Using the cloud can also ensure full scalability. While your business may be growing, you don’t have to think twice about the software you’re using. Without the need to add in additional hardware or components, you’ll be able to increase your users at as rapid as a rate as you need. You won’t get punished for your success.
3. No Need for Maintenance
Once you’ve signed up for your cloud-based service platform, you don’t have to worry about any software updates. Everything happens on the dime, and at the service of your provider.
4. Manage Your Business On the Go
One of the largest benefits regarding a cloud-based software is the capability of being able to access and run your business on the go. Gone are the days where you’re tied to your desk. Whether you’re busy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you’re just a simple click away from knowing exactly how your business is performing, how many appointments you’ve got booked, and which employees are scheduled for the day.
5. Data is Secure and Always Backed Up
Scared about your system crashing and losing all your data? With the cloud, your data is always secured and always backed up.
6. No Hardware Costs
As with any installed software, there are many costs associated with purchasing the necessary hardware to run the management system. Investing in a cloud-based solution helps for you to avoid these astronomical costs, completely.
So, are you ready to make the switch?
Although there’s a certain comfort with having your trusty, installed, management system. It’s hard to deny the benefits of switching over to modern way of doing business. It’s makes your business secure, convenient, and gives you room for growth.
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