A recent article, 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Productivity and Sales by Alice Williams says that as a small business owner, you might think you  need to invest in costly office supplies, hire more in-house employees, or increase salaries to encourage greater productivity and profitability.  On the contrary, with a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can run your small business smoothly and successfully.

Here are tips steps to improve your productivity on a budget.

  1. Create a positive culture

Learning and understanding your employees’ happiness can increase productivity. Focusing on what they will appreciate most can create a positive workplace.  Small and simple gestures like bringing in bagels for breakfast on Fridays or pizza lunches, having a monthly cocktail hour after a hectic schedule, allowing to work remotely from home or in a coworking office space at least once a week  can make your employees feel appreciated and therefore breed more engaged and motivated employees.

  1. Hire a Virtual Assistant

As a small business owner, you have lots of work need to be done, but you don’t have enough funds to hire a full-time, in-house employee.  Virtual office solutions or a virtual assistant can help you with your daily tasks like answering phone calls in your business name, mail/package handling and scheduling meetings so you can focus your time and energy on the big projects that will grow your business.

  1. Leverage the power of technology

There are numerous programs and tools (which many of them are free or inexpensive) to help you stay organized, collaborate with your staff in team office space, manage and track time spent on projects, and automate tasks.  Maximizing the use of advanced technology will help your business grow.


These simple tips can help your small business run smoothly and successfully.  If you are a small business owner in Ballantyne looking for workspace solutions within your budget, YourOffice Ballantyne offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Ballantyne, team office space Ballantyne and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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