Sunday April 2, 2017
If you’ve taken a survival swimming class, it’s likely you’ve been taught to kick off your shoes, because they only weigh you down; decreasing your odds of success. As a small business, every day is a lesson in survival. They aren’t afforded the generosity of making up for their mistakes, and neither are they capable of accessing the huge technological advantages that bigger corporations thrive off. But none of this means that survival can’t be easier. For Champion Carpet, moving with the times has kept them afloat for nearly three decades without the need to manically gasp for air.
When Yellow Pages were the way to advertise, Champion Carpet did it. When pagers came along, Champion figured out emergency codes and all sorts of functionality unique to their business, and made the system their own. And when the big, brick cell phones were the latest hit, Champion had those too. Marketing & Communications Manager Christine Hernandez said she felt like “the coolest kid in school because (she) had one.”
In recent years, with the sudden burst in technological advancement, larger businesses have been putting themselves ahead by pouring copious amounts into funding technology infrastructure. AllProWebTools was created to address this, intending to serve as a support system for small businesses like Champion Carpet - the ones who don’t have the luxury of beating the big boys at their own game just yet. It was made to combine the best parts of functionality and feasibility so small businesses don’t have to suffer inundation by one-off softwares that either do everything and cost too much, or cost nothing and are next to useless. AllProWebTools was created to become the bridge this gap.
Since the business is family owned, Christine is at the same time old enough to remember what life was like was before the invention of automated computer systems for business, but at the same time young enough to experience the technological boom in her early years. “I don’t miss the nostalgia of the ‘old’ days,” she remarks, “our employees would call the office from payphones if they needed something, so we had to provide them with enough quarters. This was especially troublesome if a client cancelled on us last minute, or if someone needed more information about a job from the office. We had to handwrite paychecks, keep all of our records on paper, and do so many other redundant things like hand mail invoices. It took an average of 53 days to get paid after a job was completed.”
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