by Jerry Mooney

 

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Technology and business often go closely hand in hand, and it is not hard to see why. Done right, the integration of technology into your business can make almost every aspect of doing business significantly easier, faster and - sometimes - even more stylish. This is why it is always a good idea for any entrepreneur to be on top of all the latest technology. As long as you know what the latest tech is and how it might apply to your business, it is much more likely that your business can stay on top and remain a competitive force in the marketplace. With that in mind, let’s take a look now at some of the most important latest technological advances which your business might want to make the most of as soon as possible.


 

Drone Delivery

One of the quickest ways to please and impress a huge number of customers is to ensure that you can always provide swift delivery. This is one of those things that many businesses are constantly vying to get right. There have been many solutions to this problem over the years, but the latest might offer one of the best options yet. And this is definitely something you want your business to get on board with. Nowadays, you can actually use drones to deliver your goods to customers’ hands. Companies like Amazon are already considering using drones to deliver parcels to homes within half an hour of ordering. There is no doubt that this offers a relatively swift delivery for your customers - but you do want to make sure that you are giving your staff drone pilot training first, just to be sure.


 

Virtual Workforce

We all know about the potential power of outsourcing - but the fact is that outsourcing is now quicker and easier than ever. Now, you can have as much of your work as you like done online by virtual assistants. The rise of the virtual workforce owes its existence to the fact that there are countless websites out there offering businesses like yours the ability to hire people online for any given task, and often at remarkably low prices of labour. If you are wanting to grow your business as fast as possible, then you might find that using a virtual workforce is the easiest and quickest way to go. This is definitely worth looking into for any new business.


 

New Payment Methods

Payment is an important part of the entire process - not just for you, but for your customers as well. The easier the payment process is, the more likely it is that your customers will think highly of your business, and the more they will spread the good word to their friends and family. To that end, it's always worth looking into ways of improving the payment experience - and this year offers a variety of ways to do just that. With the many new payment methods, and many of them being easier than anything that has gone before, your customers are bound to be suitably impressed.

Jerry Mooney is co-founder and managing editor of Zenruption and the author of History Yoghurt and the Moon. He studied at the University of Munich and Lewis and Clark College where he received his BA in International Affairs and West European Studies. He has recently taught Language and Communications at a small, private college and owned various businesses, including an investment company. Jerry is committed to zenrupting the forces that block social, political and economic justice. He can also be found on Twitter.