27.02
2020

The Importance of Networking for a Startup Business

Making connections via networking is a proven tactic for growing a business, especially when you’re just starting out. Whether it’s through an event such as a convention, or simply meeting other local entrepreneurs at a coworking space, networking can help accelerate the timeline of what you want your business to accomplish.

Here are three key ways that establishing a connections web early on can benefit your company:

Building an initial foundation

For service-based business models in particular, it’s more crucial than ever to use networking as a groundwork-laying tool. Perhaps there’s an area of your business you’re weaker at developing. There’s more than likely another professional you can meet in a networking session who is proficient in the skill you’re deficient at. Being able to connect and potentially reciprocate assistance to one another is just one of the many results that can come with building a foundation first to jumpstart your company.

Gradually scaling operations

As your network becomes more and more established, explore any connections that might warrant it for new leads, rather than just business partnerships. A popular concept in entrepreneurship is to hire your weakness as soon as you can afford to, and with an influx in leads and revenue over time, you’ll be able to do so. As revenue and connections continue to ascend, consistently add pieces to your team until you’ve built a cohesive unit that covers all your bases.

Learning from others’ mistakes along the way

Your product or service should be marketed strictly based on how it can solve the problems your target consumer regularly faces, whether they’re currently aware of them or not. Networking allows you to collaborate with others in your industry from a strategy perspective, especially in a startup incubator setting (if they aren’t direct competitors of yours, obviously). See firsthand more effectively what some of their strategies are, discuss what worked for them and what didn’t, and use your findings to try and collectively increase sales.

At Actsoft, our software solutions are crafted to provide businesses like yours with analytics that truly empower. Much like how networking can uncover additional information to help you run your business smarter, our digital tools provide robust data about how your workforce is operating in near real-time, enabling your team to create powerful new strategies for reduced costs and greater productivity.

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18.02
2020

Recap: Actsoft’s Visit to the 2020 Synapse Summit

Last week, a few of our staff members were treated to an incredible experience, gaining the opportunity to attend the 2020 Synapse Summit at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. As a convention for all things entrepreneurial and technological, the Synapse Summit gave our team the chance to take a couple of days to learn more about startup business and city development as a whole in the Tampa area.

Speakers at the event included Jeffrey Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sara Blakely, founder and CEO of Spanx, Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline.com, and Steven Currall, president and CEO of the University of South Florida, just to name a few. Each keynote brought a unique perspective to the table about scaling a company, personal growth, and the future of business. Separately from the main stage speakers, smaller breakout sessions took place, with industry experts offering discussions on topics ranging anywhere from trends in healthcare to new advances in military applications.

Out of all the valuable information the Actsoft team received at the Synapse Summit, one of the most crucial things we took away from the event was that the Tampa tech community is truly sprawling, and we’re so proud to be a part of it. Getting a chance to see where many of the industries our mobile workforce management solutions play in are headed was also immensely beneficial, as we plan to take our findings to the drawing board in an effort to continue pushing the boundaries of what our solutions can do.

The Synapse Summit reminded us as a company that the future is brighter than ever, not just for local developments in technology, but more specifically, the future landscape of software as a whole. We’ve returned from it inspired and rejuvenated, ready to provide an application that provides even more return on investment for your mobile workforce.

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03.04
2018

Modern Architecture and Networking in the 21st Century

Modern architecture is something that has grown increasingly complex in recent decades. Today, seemingly impossible feats of both engineering and construction alike are becoming possible, after recent developments stemming from years of ambitious design. Some of the most cutting-edge creative minds across the globe are continually finding ways to expand the boundaries of what simple building materials like concrete, glass, and iron can do, paving the way to newer, more advanced horizons.

In order to pull off some of the ridiculous engineering associated with such modern marvels as the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, multiple groups of teams on an international scale had to collaborate seamlessly with one another. Suppliers of construction materials, the architects themselves, and scores of dedicated builders all had to come together, applying their specialized skills to achieve a common end goal.

These intrapersonal communications, where ideas are shared and vital information is exchanged typically formulate the beginning of a massive construction project. Logistics such as funding, location, and designs all must be proposed and approved by each respective party that has signed on to do the project. This is what effective networking looks like, albeit in one of its most complex forms.

Networking is a central theme in many different architectural projects. Skyscraper construction in particular is usually conducted with the intent of creating glitzy high-rise hotels or office spaces, both of which are building types that are frequently used as hubs to facilitate professional networking between individuals. During the groundbreaking phase of a project, and even years later when the complex is being used by multiple groups of people in daily operations, the constant process of creating and maintaining any property is often continually churned through the ideas exchanged via networking.

Actsoft solutions can help individuals in both construction and professional networking increase their overall efficiency. By equipping professionals and businesses with all the requisite tools needed to communicate, we’re there to help you attain and sustain efficient levels of productivity. Mobile timekeeping and wireless forms are just two of the many powerful features that our products offer to networkers and construction companies, as they’re able to significantly reduce any barriers that could impede on smooth connectivity between individuals.

Streamlined workflow is one of the best ways to enhance coordination and idea-sharing between members of your business team, and with Actsoft, it’s possible to do. Let’s see what we can do for your organization’s networking bandwidth today.

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