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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Four Tools Small Businesses Must Consider

Four Tools Small Businesses Must Consider

Small businesses are increasingly dependent on technology. If your business is looking to invest its capital into operations, the following digital tools can go a long way toward helping you meet your short and long-term goals. 

Communication and Collaboration Tools

Effective communication and collaboration are vital for any small business. Utilizing collaboration tools can facilitate seamless communication among team members, improve productivity, and enhance project management. These platforms provide real-time messaging, file sharing, and video conferencing capabilities, allowing your team to collaborate effortlessly.

Customer Relationship Management System

Maintaining strong relationships with customers is essential for small businesses. Implementing a CRM system can help you track customer interactions, manage leads, and analyze data to make informed business decisions. By implementing a CRM system, you are able to streamline your sales and marketing processes, enabling you to maintain long-term customer loyalty by providing personalized experiences.

eCommerce Platforms

The rise of online shopping has opened new doors for small businesses. Establishing an online presence through eCommerce platforms allows you to sell products and services to a global audience. These platforms offer user-friendly interfaces, secure payment gateways, and out-of-the-box customizable templates, making it easier than ever to create a professional online store.

Cloud Storage and Backup Solutions

Small businesses often deal with large amounts of data that need to be securely stored and backed up. Cloud storage services offer a reliable and accessible solution. By storing your files in the cloud, you can easily access them from anywhere, collaborate with team members in real-time, and ensure data protection through automated backups.

If you would like more information about how to use technology to your organization’s benefit, give us a call today at 708-781-7110. 

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