How flexible data can help you manage three common growth challenges

April 18, 2018 Vickie Reichardt
 

How flexible wireless can help you manage three common growth challenges

Stay productive, competitive and connected as your business grows

Every small-business owner wants to be successful, and growth is something for which most strive; however, having a rapidly growing business can become overwhelming. The right tools and strategies can help you manage growth and allow you and your team to stay nimble as your company evolves.

The right tools and strategies can help you manage growth.

A sharing plan is a great way to do that. Sharing plans let power users "borrow " from the team, and  also  ensure unanticipated spikes in data usage can be dispersed across the team,  helping you avoid overages. A sharing data plan can also help you handle some common challenges facing growing businesses.

1. Staffing

The growth challenges: As your business grows, you’ll require additional staff to manage the increased demand. Attracting and retaining quality employees is important, and you’ll need to interview potential candidates, review samples and résumés, and check references – while continuing to manage the members of your existing team.

How sharing data helps: A good wireless plan gives you the freedom to tackle many of the tasks associated with recruiting, hiring and managing your team from wherever you are. Post job ads, conduct video interviews and download large files (e.g., a candidate’s portfolio), at the office or on the go, right on your wireless device. Then, manage your existing team using cloud-based apps, allowing you (and them) to stay productive without the stress of data caps or overages on single lines.

2. Connectivity and communication

The growth challenges: As your client base grows, it becomes increasingly important to keep those new customers engaged and invested in your business. Staying connected with them – and your team – is key, be it through emails, video conferencing, your company website, your social feeds or direct marketing efforts.

How sharing data helps: With a sharing data plan, you and your team can connect and communicate with customers, clients, vendors and each other as often as needed, worry-free. Review website updates, track online-marketing campaign performance, review ads, respond to customer inquiries, tweet about an upcoming sale, brainstorm together or video chat with a supplier without having to monitor whether you or someone on your team is close to their plan maximum. 

With a sharing data plan, you and your team can connect and communicate with customers, clients, vendors and each other as often as needed, worry-free.

3. Financial management

The growth challenges: Managing cash flow is one of the most critical tasks for any small-business owner, especially during the growth phase. Between factors such as taxes, the fluctuating dollar and interest rates, you need to budget carefully to ensure you’re still maximizing your ROI, growing your revenue and keeping your costs under control, even as more money is coming in.

How sharing data helps: Equipping your team with wireless devices and data plans can be a costly undertaking, but signing up for a sharing data plan is a fantastic way to reduce your expenses. With a sharing plan, you won’t have unexpected overages throwing your budgeting into a tailspin, and you won’t be overpaying, since you’re sharing the data you need.

No matter what type of small business you operate, growing it can be exciting and daunting. Having the right data plan is a simple, cost-effective way to help you manage that growth.

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About the Author

Vickie Reichardt has been the managing editor of Rogers Connected for Business since 2011, and has profiled numerous small businesses in Canada. She is also a contributing editor at connectedrogers.ca.

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