After you’ve come accosted to running your business for a certain amount of time, you may begin to feel that you’ve reached a plateau of productivity. If this is the case, then it could be the time for you to make an investment in your business, to spur future productivity. There has never been a better time to make a large purchase for your business – and it doesn’t need to be a material object. If you want to optimize your business, you will need to enhance your company’s performance to keep driving profits. From recycling balers to company software, below are listed some of the best investments you can make for 2020 – and the years that follow.
A New Website
With the majority of business transactions being handled online, your company’s website is equivalent to a store window. If the windows are dirty or broken, no one will enter your store. Similarly, if your website is poorly functioning and badly designed, your website’s bounce rate will soar. Now is the time to invest in a website that makes your brand look irresistible.
Here are the essential principles of a good website:
- Adheres to W3C principles of accessibility
- The site will have been designed by a UX practitioner
- Optimized images and videos
- Website optimization for tablets, smartphones and other screens
- Intelligent design, branding and layout
The standards that consumers hold for company websites are changing rapidly, and therefore a new website is a worthwhile investment for 2020 that’ll last long into the future.
If your company produces a lot of recyclable waste, recycling balers could be the solution for you. A baler is a machine that processes recyclable waste into stackable, small cubes for easy storage. Many companies are opting for balers to help them process their waste more efficiently. Although this is a fairly large investment for your company, it will soon save you a lot of money, and time. Waste removal can be an extremely expensive process, so it is worthwhile carrying out a workplace waste audit and considering whether purchasing a baler could save you money by streamlining the processes by which you ship waste from your warehouse or unit.
Has your company been working with the same software for the past decade? If the answer is yes, it is time to update your company’s software. Technology becomes outdated very quickly, so it is essential that you keep up with competitors. Buying new software for your employees will, of course, help them to work more efficiently and get more done.
Improve Working Conditions
One of the biggest costs for any company is the hiring process. By improving work conditions, you will improve employee satisfaction at work and this will show them that they are appreciated in the business. There are many ways you can improve working conditions and the best way to decide what to do is ask them directly what they would like. Investing in employees’ wellbeing is one of the best ways that you can spend some of your profits in 2020.
There are many investments you could make to enhance your business – but some of the finest are introduced above.