Handy gadgets to better your small business
As the festive season approaches, year-end shopping ranks high on the agenda for many South Africans. Whether it be for the new year, holidays or your office, people are gearing up for the year ahead. As a small business owner, this time of the year prompts reflective thinking, stocktaking and planning for 2020.
Running a business takes time and patience, indulgences you probably don’t have a lot of. With the holiday season nearing, buying the right gadgets and technology will help enhance business productivity.
The office environment has seen a host of technologies dedicated to enhancing efficiency in all aspects of the business day. Most small businesses require high returns throughout the year.
Bridget du Toit, head of sales and services at EasyBiz Technologies, encourages business owners to invest in technology that makes their lives easier. She says, "We have learnt from the past year that entrepreneurship can be a lonely road to travel most of the time and the people around you may not always understand your vision and efforts, but everyone has their own path to success. Technology can assist in this regard, to help you achieve wins easier.”
Here are our top favourites for this season:
Connectivity and up-to-date technology are crucial to business growth. Software is an integral component of the business. It can help keep processes running smoothly and free up your human capital for more meaningful jobs. EasyBiz Technologies provides QuickBooks', an innovative online accounting software solution that helps ease the daily financial tasks of running a business – freeing you up so that you're better equipped and set up for success.
Solar window charger for smartphones
This device is ideal for the business traveller! This eco-friendly solar charger is perfect for those long layovers, flight delays or doing business on the run. Its benefits include being small, easy to use and maintain at work and home.
The zone wireless
Looking to work in silence when deadlines roll in? Active noise cancellation wireless Bluetooth headsets are the answer. Zone Wireless headsets are fast-becoming favourites in the tech office space. Zone Wireless is aimed at the user who needs instant silence, high-audio quality audio, battery life of up to 14 hours and a good wireless range. Although quite pricey, the Zone Wireless comes with a two-year warranty and is built with silicone-padded material to enhance comfort.
Best payment device
Yoco has launched the new R800 card machine, built specifically for small businesses. Yoco is a South African-based technology company that specialises in building solutions for small businesses. To further bridge the financial divide in the business market, Yoco offers ownership of the card machines. This device enables small business owners to make payments with ease.
Storage has become an essential part of running any business, in all industries. With the fast growth of technology, businesses are encouraged to rely on cloud storage. The Synology DiskStation 218 Play is ideal for small businesses. It offers fast storage tools, easy to set up and access. In some cases, documents can be accessed without an internet connection.
For more information: www.easybiztech.co.za.
EasyBiz (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive South and Sub-Saharan African distributor for the world’s leading accounting solutions provider, Intuit QuickBooks.
Offering a range of products to fulfil the bookkeeping and accounting needs of start-ups, small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and growing businesses, EasyBiz recorded having more than 50,000 businesses utilising the quick-to-learn, quick-to-use QuickBooks Desktop solution in 2018.
With more than 5.6 million users worldwide, QuickBooks is the #1 accounting software in the world. Not only can it be up and running in just a matter of minutes, it also automates painful accounting tasks and enables small businesses to generate reports, monitor budgets and keep on top of their finances without needing to fill in endless spreadsheets or deal with complicated calculations.
In response to the growing global demand for more online solutions, EasyBiz offers QuickBooks Online software with options tailored to the needs of businesses of different shapes and sizes. QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) - a solution that offers accountants innovative tools to simplify tasks while ensuring greater control - was also recently launched in South Africa in February 2018 and has seen tremendous success.
The EasyBiz Johannesburg-based head office provides local QuickBooks customers with access to business advisors and software experts, telephone, email and on-site support, as well as installation services and ongoing training courses and seminars.