Microsoft Teams Helping Small Businesses Stay Connected
After two years of hybrid and remote work, data indicates that the office still matters for workers and managers. However, it should be accepted that the world isn’t going back to the former ways of working. Due to this, small businesses have had to hustle harder than most to stay afloat, and with that comes a need for a solution that would allow them to flourish.
According to LinkedIn data, SMB open job postings are up 81.9% year over year compared to Nov. 1, 2020. More than ever, small businesses need the flexibility to hire from anywhere and technology that opens up doors to new employee work styles.
What is required for a small business to thrive? Small businesses need a professional and affordable meeting solution to support collaboration, connection, and productivity in a hybrid work environment.
The solution that allows you to do this and more is Microsoft Teams Essentials; it’s the first standalone offering of Microsoft Teams explicitly designed with small businesses in mind. The tool comprises features that small businesses need to serve customers, including unlimited group video calls for up to 30 hours, group chat, file sharing, and calendaring.
Take Bristol Dental Specialists, a United Kingdom-based practice that began using Teams last year. From virtual consultations to collaboration with colleagues, the Bristol team delivers faster, friendlier, and more cost-effective patient care with Teams.
This communications tool isn’t limited to traditional for-profit small businesses, non-profits, religious organizations, schools, and community groups that also struggle to connect and collaborate effectively.
These organizations and small businesses need to get up and running fast, and Teams Essentials makes it possible with no IT expertise necessary. Teams Essentials enables those with and without a Teams account to participate efficiently and effectively.
Team Essential features:
Extended meeting times—With meetings that can last up to 30 hours, there’s no need to worry about your Teams Essentials meeting running over its time limit, whether you’re meeting one-on-one or in a group.
Large meeting capacity—With the ability to host up to 300 people at once, Teams Essentials offers the ability to bring everyone into the same virtual room.
Calendar integration—In addition to integration with Outlook Calendar, the new Google Calendar integration in Microsoft Teams means you can use your existing calendaring tool to stay on top of schedules and manage your meetings.
Simple, easy invitations—Inviting people to a meeting is easy. Add them to the Teams meeting invitation using their email address. They will receive a meeting invitation with a link to join. And if they don’t have Teams, the meeting will open directly in their browser. No sign-up, sign-in, or installation is required.
Interactive meetings—Professional meeting tools and capabilities like meeting lobby, virtual backgrounds, together mode, live closed captions, live reactions, and more allow any organization to host engaging meetings.
How can Noventiq help you achieve your small business goal with Teams Essential?
If you are prepared to seamlessly run engaging online meetings, improve teamwork, and use the latest business apps, it’s time you get in touch with Noventiq Myanmar.
We at Noventiq Myanmar can help you make the most of your Teams Essentials subscription. Reach out to us here to learn how you can take your business to new heights with Teams Essential.