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Maximising Productivity and cutting through business red tape

Watch our small and micro business advice show for increasing your efficiency

SMEs are under considerable pressure to deliver and remain competitive, but a lack of essential resources — including staff, time, money and technology — can lead to multiple inefficiencies, a new report has found.

The need to prioritise means that some areas of operation are easily overlooked or neglected, which can make it harder to secure both new and repeat business. Finding new ways to speed up and simplify essential processes can help to remedy this: increased efficiency creates more opportunities for innovation and, ultimately, success.

In September 2014, 757 small business owners (with up to 50 employees) across the UK, France and Germany were surveyed on behalf of software provider Nuance. Respondents were asked to identify areas in which their businesses are most and least efficient, and discuss their current use of time-saving tools such as voice recognition software and document/content management systems.

Their responses reveal that British small business owners are more likely to see their operation as ‘very efficient’ than their French and German counterparts, that general business admin and red tape is the biggest barrier to efficiency, and that most decisions about IT software/hardware are made by the business owner, based on the brands they know best.

Tune in to our live programme at 16:30 on Tuesday 24th March where experts Steven Steenhaut and Tony Robinson OBE will be discussing ways to increase efficiency and innovation in your business to ensure you’re maximizing productivity.

Steven Steenhaut and Tony Robinson OBE join us live online at on Tuesday 24th March at 4:30pm

Click here to submit questions before the show and to watch the show live at 4:30pm

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