Supporting, inspiring, and promoting local companies is at the foundation of Small Business Saturday (SBS), which takes place on 1st December. Here is a short list of Microsoft products you could use to develop your business…
The concept of SBS derives from an American shopping holiday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.
Today, with a heavy emphasis on the importance of local small to medium-sized businesses, the UK has embraced the initiative.
Microsoft Office 365 has revolutionised the way in which many businesses manage their everyday operations.
The business version is better than it has ever been enabling users to:
- Access their files anywhere – both online and offline
- Monthly security updates – protecting your data continually
- Use the cloud version of Office apps – with many enhanced features
Office 365 has an incredible ad-on feature called Teams. This is a chat-based work space for team collaborations which has the ability to become the hub of your team work space.
There are more than 10,000 hardware devices currently working with Windows 10. Microsoft offers its own Windows phones and Surface tablets, but also work with other manufacturers.
The Device Finder is an online tool that helps you choose hardware devices focused on an issue you are aiming to solve, instead of features.
Many small businesses are reliant on appointments with their clients. That’s why it is important to have a reliable and effective system in place which minimises the admin and maximises effective managing.
Microsoft Bookings enables customers to set up, amend, and postpone appointments with your business with no need to call you. This system is also active 24/7 on any device, allowing you to enhance your customer service.
The Surface Tablet has transformed the way many people work with technology. Described as, “The tablet that can replace your laptop,” the machine does exactly this.
Microsoft has recently launched a new version of their Surface Tablet and many businesses have valued the practicality of its design; it’s portable, it’s multi-purpose, it looks good.
Read more about the Surface Tablet, by Microsoft, online here.
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By Samuel Poole