Research tells us that most small businesses are not using technology to improve their business.
Less than half of small businesses have a website, only a third are using social media and just 34% can take orders from customers online.
In an environment (yes, we’re looking at you COVID) where 49% of people in a recent survey had increased their online shopping and 70% of them were consciously supporting local businesses, the cost of that missed opportunity is significant.
In fact, two thirds of respondents said they’d like to support more local business but were restricted due to their lack of digital presence!!
And, while digitisation is an investment, businesses reporting the highest spend growth on technology between 2015 – 2017 also reported significantly higher revenue and employee growth.
So what’s stopping you?
Well, the most common roadblock is not knowing where to start and a fear of technology. We have your back & got that covered.
As a Business Advice Agency Member, you get access to over 70,000 resources including training, webinars, podcasts, guides, and more that can help upskill and educate you on digitising your business.
You also get access to a panel of expert Partners who specialise in key areas, including digitisation.
Not just optimising your website or getting you “Insta ready” either.
Digital solutions can have a massive impact on your lifestyle and success when used to remove manual work and ease the burden of administration and compliance.
Most small business owners are spending 10 – 11 hours a week on paperwork and usually it’s being done late at night and on weekends by them or their partner.
You’re in business to create a lifestyle. Doing paperwork probably wasn’t it, right?
Only 10% of small businesses use digital solutions to drive their stock control, and just 15% apply it to their business planning.
Even using technology to help with product operations is something done by about half of all owners!
So if you’re ready to learn more about how digitisation can help your business and to take advantage of the full 70,000+ resources and panel of expert advisors then become a Member today!
Join now & see the impact Australia’s most valued business hub can have on your business success.