Costly Business Mistakes You Might be Making

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Your business has incredible goals and dreams ahead of it that you are reaching towards. Accomplishing those goals comes down to making the right decisions that keep your business running smoothly and your employees happy. When those two things are happening, there is no limit to what your company can accomplish.

Avoiding inefficient business practices is critical in keeping your business moving forward. Here are a few common practices that negatively influence businesses and hurt them in reaching their long-term goals:

Slow Integration

Let’s say your business has chosen to invest in a new multifunction printer. You are excited for the improvements that should come to your printing process, but because you didn’t update your other devices, you keep running into issues because they aren’t compatible with each other. Keeping all your devices and software updated together is critical for success.

Flash over Function

Just because you are investing in a new machine, it doesn’t mean that it will help your business anymore. When considering equipment, be sure to get smart equipment that will improve your printing process – not just look nice in the office.

No Response to Feedback

Listening to your customers is a vital part of giving your customers the best you can. They will provide you with insight into the pieces you don’t see or think about for your business. Ignoring feedback will distance you from customers and hurt your business.

Not Cross-Training Employees

Your employees should have a competent level of cross-training for other positions in your company. When unforeseen circumstances come, and an employee has to step away from work, other employees should be familiar with the jobs and tasks that need to be finished in their absence.

Cutting Too Many Costs

Saving money is a top priority for any business – rightfully so. But purchasing cheaper office equipment in the name of saving money will most likely lead to more long-term costs. Worse performance, repairs, and replacements will cost much more than investing in quality equipment that will last and lead to productivity for your business.

Lakeland Office Systems would love to help take your business to the next level. Contact us today to start addressing or improving areas of inefficiency in your office!

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