How To Bring Your Business Into The 21st Century

09 Jul 2019

If you have been running your business for years and running it well, you might not want to change and adapt to more modern ways of doing things. This is totally understandable if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? However, if you're not careful, a competitor could come out of the blue and change the whole landscape. Look at companies like Uber, everyone was quite happy with the way taxis were, and how we ordered them, now thanks to one little idea and some good use of technology, one company has changed the way we do things. The same could happen in your industry. You need to be on top of things, the world is changing, and it's doing so quickly. Millennials are quite the consumers, and it's essential that businesses keep up with the latest and greatest if they want to survive. Here are five ways you can bring your company into the 21st century:

Social Media

One of the first things you need to do for your business is to make sure you are active on social media. Marketing on social media channels is so important today, and just as people will look for your website to check your credibility, they will also look on social media too. Not only that but social media is now essential for sales, Instagram has over 1 billion active users every month, and 70% of consumers will look up a brand on Instagram. Two hundred million visitors visit a business profile at least once a day, so you need to be on there.

Mobile Optimization

Assuming you already have a website (if you don't, get one asap) you need to make sure it works just as well on your mobile as almost half of the traffic to stores and sites happen from a handheld device.

Start an App

Having an app is another thing that people just expect you to have now, and if you don't, then you could be missing out. You don't need to be able to create an app yourself, but get a company in like Xibis who can offer complex solutions such as software development, web and IoT applications and mobile apps, check out their website here: https://www.xibis.com/services.

Surround the Business with Forward Thinking People

Surrounding yourself with a young mindset will bring positive and new results. Diversity is vital because your audience is only getting more and more diverse as the country becomes more and more diverse. It is good to get the right mix, so having people who are experienced and have worked in the industry for years but also to have some fresh eyes and minds.

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