Small Biz Matters – a half hour program each week where you can work ON your business rather than IN it.
with Alexi Boyd, broadcaster, advocate and small business owner.
Date: 23 June 2020
Last time we ran a show all about top tech products it was hugely popular so we’ve invited a TechHead back to Small Biz Matters to learn what his favourite tech products are for 2020.
Tech is there to support your business through improved productivity, efficiency and right now, work remotely. But you can waste a lot of time testing out time wasting tech too.
In the words of Ferris Bueller “The world moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to take a look around once in a while, you could miss it.” So, time to bring in Carl Robertson, the Sales & Marketing Director for Cat Rugged Phones, to share some industry knowledge on the best tech products to help you with remote working.
Welcome back to the show Carl.
Topics we’ll be covering:
- In today’s environment, what are top 5 Tech Products you’re using right now to improve efficiency, productivity and save time working remotely?
- Cloud Based Computing.
- Office Suites - Microsoft Office Suite or G Suite
- Accounting Software
- Book Keeping Apps
- Customer Relationship Marketing Tools
- Team Communication Tool
- Google Meet
- Note Taking Apps
- Google Keep
- Rocketbook cloud connected notebooks for pen and paper users
- Choose a device that matches your work and lifestyle
- Look for well known brands sold through reputable channels
- Warranty and commitment to security updates
- Video-based education
- Businesses should be making videos to become the authority
- How to research technology products before buying
- Product websites
- Google Reviews
- YouTube Videos
- Facebook Pages
- Expert Reviews
- What are the essentials for a tech savvy home office?
- Mobile Phone reception. If it is poor look at enabling Voice over WiFi on your device.
- Good Internet - check if you are in an NBN supported area. If your office is in an area of the house you can look at wifi boosters
- Dedicated Workstation with Printer/Scanner/Tools of the Trade set up
- Do you have any recommendations around cyber-security?
- Cloud Based Computing.
About our speaker:
Carl is the Sales & Marketing Director for Australia and New Zealand for Bullitt Mobile, the manufacturer of Caterpillar Rugged Mobile Phones. Carl is a technology professional with over 10 years experience in telecommunications and consumer electronics and has launched multiple brands and new technologies to market.
Cat Rugged Phones are phones that are built for tough environments. Cat Phones are innovative, strong devices that won’t let you down in tough situations. Durability is at the heart of every Cat product and Cat Phones are no exception.
To find out more go to their website: www.catphones.com