Are you a Technophobe?
According to Wikipedia fearing technology is termed as Technophobia and is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, especially computers. Although there are numerous interpretations of technophobia, they seem to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. As business owners, we cannot allow ourselves to become paralyzed by technophobia, instead we have to embrace it.
Breaking through this fear can be as simple as identifying a time consuming process for your business. Once you have identified, simply search for more efficient methods and generally you will find new applications or solutions available. It is an understatement to say that technology evolves faster than we can keep up. Therefore, to keep from becoming overwhelmed, we have to pick the right tools to simplify and streamline daily business practices.
Is Fearing Technology holding your business back?
While many business owners have adapted well, others are still left fearing technology. It’s important to become aware of the specific fears associated with technology. The most common of which is simply fear of the unknown. The second being fear of the learning curve associated with implementing a new technology. Technology has added great value to our lives, helping us to quickly access resources with the click of our mouse or tap on our phone. Everything from food orders, transportation, prescriptions and even groceries are delivered direct to your home or office, with simply a click or tap away. Whatever your needs are, there is likely an app or some gadget out there for it.
Likewise, small businesses can utilize similar products to operate more efficiently and professionally. Whether operating from a home office, co-working space, shared office space or executive office suite like Avalon Suites, try embracing technology. This can give your company that “cutting edge” advantage needed to compete within your industry. Avalon Suites wanted to share some of the tools we have found to be useful.
Most of us remember when the electronic signature pad first hit the market. Signing documents in a hospital or doctor’s office; or signing for a purchase in a retail store by way electronic signature has become quite the norm. In working to overcome fearing technology one might simply ask; how can we become more efficient? By asking this question you can begin to search for solutions that simplify. Let’s take it a step further and into your business with one simple solution that has made big strides over recent years.
Save time, in addition to helping the environment, and close any deal quickly and securely with an electronic signature application. Many of the digital signature apps on the market fulfill key requirements due to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (E-SIGN) Act and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws’ Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), making the electronic documents fully, legally-bound contracts. These applications allow you to set up documents with just a few clicks, add text fields, date boxes and more. Here at Avalon Suites, RightSignature is the perfect fit for us because it is our trusted and secure solution for obtaining electronic signatures.
Gone are the days…..
of having to call around to search for and book a meeting space on short notice. Now you can quickly and easily book a space online with a web-based application called LiquidSpace. This web-based application is another trusted source of shared office and meeting space locations, including Avalon Suites. Venues advertise and showcase office spaces, co-working spaces, conference rooms or other meeting places. This application is helpful in locating spaces quickly in almost any US city, and some locations abroad. Allowing small companies the structure and professional atmosphere desired. This is especially ideal when one needs to impress that special client; close a deal or just get away from the typical “coffee shop” or the hotel lobby meeting scene.
Look for upcoming articles on devices and gadgets to help your business be more productive.
Article written by Jackie Vega Customer Service Representative, posted by Penny Morgan Marketing and Finance Director.