Small businesses are the heart and soul of Boston. No matter what industry you’re in, small, local business has a strong and important presence in all facets. Technology in our day-to-day is creating an easier and more conducive way to do business and, don’t worry, it’s not limited to the head honchos in the corporate world. Small businesses can leverage technology to create a sustainable and efficient workplace for you and your employees. Xerox is committed to small business and their solutions.

We know that it can be daunting creating a whole new plan for your company and that’s why we’re here to help with small implementations that can help you, your business, and your customers see the whole picture. David Bates, the Vice President of the Marketing and eCommerce at Xerox North American Resellers has identified how you can become A.G.I.L.E. in the work place.

Adapt – Business owners and IT departments need to be prepared to embrace the trend of workplace mobility. Identify or adapt technology that fits today’s “Bring Your Own Device” environment and allows employees to work from anywhere on any device.

Go Green – Reduce energy consumption with a single energy-efficient device that can print, copy, scan, fax and email. Turn off equipment when it’s not in use. Be selective about what you print, use both sides of paper and recycle the paper you use.

Invest – Not only is it important to purchase the latest technologies, but the solutions should offer security options as well. This protects your most important investment: your business.

Leverage – Take advantage of the latest technology and services that will streamline everyday business processes and improve productivity. Innovations like cloud computing make it easy to stay in sync between multiple devices and locations.

Economize – Opportunities for savings can be discovered in nearly every area of business. Allow employees to work virtually to save office space and energy. Consolidate office equipment with a multifunction printer. Challenge suppliers and vendors to uncover and reduce the hidden costs in their products and services.

Becoming A.G.I.L.E. in the workplace is the Smart way to build your business. Part of a successful business plan is the ability to foresee change in the industry, in your customers, and acclimate to fit present and future needs.