Getting Back to the Basics
Remember when we used adding machines that ran rolls of paper? Today’s article is about getting back to the basics of business for a fresh start. Now, this doesn’t mean abandon your laptop, high-speed internet, and smartphone. But, if you are burned out for answers and need a mental refresher, try getting back to the basics. The way we do business in the world today, requires you to be sharp on your feet. It demands that a business owner keep up with the latest gadgets and technology changes in order to survive.
Remembering the Old Ways of Business
I can recall a time where spreadsheets, as in paper spreadsheets, were the foundation of a business. Accounting was done on paper as well. Then the computer took over and this type of work became digital. If you are stuck in your business model and need a way to refresh your mental aptitude, try going back to the old-ways of business. Take off to Office Max and buy one of those spiral binders that allows you to figure your sales and expenses, assets and liabilities. Then try balancing that thing with your calculator. These small actions help get you back into the swing of your business.
Typing with a Typewriter
Remember when you had to use a manual typewriter to create documents, and there was no spell-check? Today we use computers, for the most part, to do the work of our corporation. If you have ever wanted to throw your computer out the window, go to a thrift store and purchase a manual typewriter. Try to type a report on it and see how long it takes. Innovation has brought us forward at lightning speed. However, remember where you came from can help you feel more in touch with the processes of your company. Today’s entrepreneur needs access to every tool possible.
Remember the “Corded Phone”?
The Beacon Center prides itself on answer calls at all hours of the day or night. We seriously believe our venue is one of the best out there. Our meeting facility is state of the art and has so many assets for only $50 per night. But, what if we only had the old variety of phones? You know? The kind with a cord. One way to appreciate the phone, is to remember when you could not walk with a phone more than 10 feet without yanking the wall out. Think about how amazing it is to have wireless phones, answering services and smartphones that can do everything a computer can do.
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