Creativity is the lifeblood of small businesses. Ingenuity, off brand uses of services and thinking outside the box are what drive small businesses and make them successful. Entrepreneurs even embrace creative uses of things that are obviously good business tools like the cloud. While the cloud is amazing for file storage and sharing, backup, disaster recovery and more, its real power lies in its off-brand uses.
There’s An App For That
More than a popular slogan, the cloud has opened up a whole new array of app opportunities. Some of the most creative ones include apps for rental properties, comparison shopping, music, collaborative efforts of designers and engineers on AutoCad WS, couponing, and e-reader cross-platform file sharing. No matter what type of business you are in, there is a cloud based app that will save you money and effort. (Have you downloaded the Halloo app yet? If not, here’s the link.)
Impressive Customer Service
When you choose to manage customer information using cloud programs and services, you can have instant, anywhere access to up-to-date important customer information, so you can always deliver the very best in customer service. If you are a small business or a sole proprietor, you know that just transferring your phone calls to your cell phone when you are out of the office is not enough. Storing all customer data in the cloud means you know where you left off in previous conversations when your phone rings again. Halloo is a cloud based telephone service that keeps track of your customer interactions, so you can always deliver the best in customer service.
Lower Costs For Startups
Getting started in business is costly. Because so many individuals vow to never borrow to start a business, many entrepreneurs start with an incredibly tight budget and do without a lot of things that offer professionalism to a company. With cloud based programs for email, web conferencing, software and document sharing, you can have more of the tools you need for success at a lower price.
Cloud Accounting Gives Flexibility
Productivity can be greatly improved with cloud accounting. Because it is always accessible, you don’t have to worry about waiting until you get to the office to pass paperwork along to the right person. You can take care of invoicing, tracking expenses and project management anywhere and always have up to date information at your fingertips.
With these, and other, creative uses of the many cloud programs and services that exist for small businesses, you can work smarter than you ever thought possible. Embrace the advantages at your fingertips with creative cloud solutions.