The Document Warehouse
3 minute read
13 Nov 2020
7:00 am

Planning your business goals into 2021

The Document Warehouse

Before you jump the gun and start setting your 2021 goals, first begin with opportunities and ways you can lower costs and increase your revenue.

Today, more than ever before, we’re moving towards paperless means of working and finding the best document management systems. Picture: Supplied

2020 has, without a doubt, been the toughest years for many of us and getting through it has meant adapting and becoming flexible in more ways than one. And with many businesses reopening, many more business owners are still faced with a complicated landscape. With sufficient planning, you can set and achieve your business goals for 2021. Planning ahead is the best thing you can do for yourself and assist make your business more resilient and ready to take on whatever the future holds.

Look at Different Opportunities and Low-Hanging Fruit

Before you jump the gun and start setting your 2021 goals, first begin with opportunities and ways you can lower costs and increase your revenue. With all the pivots you’ve made this year to adjust to challenges, tapping into online sales or selling to a new audience could do you wonders.

Have you considered your current skill sets and how you can best implement them into your plans.

eCommerce:

Online shopping is the in-thing in South Africa and across the world. Tapping into making your website more helpful through online ordering tools or chat support, you can expand your selling capacity while creating a convenient and efficient buyers experience for your target audience and your staff.

Remote Work Experience:

Moving from permanently having a physical office space to cut down on expenses and maintenance can prove to be useful going into 2021. Look into the benefits and flexibility of remote work for you and your team, permanently being virtual has already proven to be efficient for many companies during COVID-19. See if it works for you. Another great thing about working remotely is the ability to use online services like Scanning and Electronic Retrieval Services.

Digital marketing opportunities:

Digital marketing opportunities can help you connect with your audiences like never before, after all, they are already online, even if they are B2B’s. Through engaging storytelling and providing up-to-date case studies and blogs, you can creatively promote your business and remain top of mind.

Simplify your data management system:

Trying to sift through filing cabinets, drawers and office storage room to find important documents can be a pain. Today, more than ever before, we’re moving towards paperless means of working and finding the best document management systems. Regardless of the size of your business, your document retrieval process can use a bit of help to achieve your business goals.

Index Data Capturing

Why stop with document retrieval when you can go further. If flexibility and being open-minded is what you’re aiming for, then you should consider indexing content. This process will help your business search for different documents based on several criteria, descriptions, and keywords – making for an easier and faster document retrieval system.

Your pursuit to achieving your goals in 2021 will require you to pay close attention you’re your staff’s and customers pain-points and their needs. Make you start your planning and see which moves will be most beneficial for you and your business as a whole.