Technology
September 23, 2019

Robots can help you scale your business

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When you start a business, you want it to grow as fast as possible. However, the reality is that eighty percent of businesses that start fail in the first five years.

A solution to this problem is for businesses to start using robots to assist them in meeting their growth goals and strategies.

In this article, we are going to see how robots can help small businesses to scale and grow their market and operations.

Reduces operations costs

Collaborative robots enable small businesses to save on large business operations cost. With these compact robots, you will not need to lease large premises to carry out your business from. The robot is quite small and occupies a minimum amount of space.

In addition, it is a flexible robot with the ability to carry out as many tasks as you can assign to it. This ensures that small businesses do not need to hire as many people to carry out the tasks.

This reduces the cash outflow from the business. As a result, the business has sufficient funds to help it scale and grow and even gain creditworthiness to enable it to raise funds.

Maintain consistent quality of products

Robots produce highly consistent quality products. Robots are mechanical objects and are easily set to produce products of particular dimensions. Unless the settings change, the product will always be consistent.

Robots are also highly precise and accurate. They will not deviate from the programming provided to them. As a result, a small business is able to budget well for its raw materials and also reduce the amount of waste that results from production processes. This enables it to use its resources efficiently and thus save money required for the business to grow quickly.

Increase productivity

The industrial robotic arm unlike human workers does not need rest. It can work for 24 hours every day without a breakdown or downtime. As a result, a business is able to produce much more product for any given time.

With a higher production, and good quality products, the business is able to sell more of its products and thus make more money that it can use to finance its growth. 

Enhanced employee morale and productivity

Robots also help enhance employee morale at the business. This is because the robots can easily handle the boring and repetitive tasks that are tedious and boring to employees. 

Without the boring tasks, employees are then left to focus on higher level jobs which improves their morale. Higher level jobs also imply higher pay for the employees and thus highly motivated staff.

Businesses with employees that love their work and workplace tend to grow faster. This is because employees are committed to their work and want to see their company grow and be the best in the market that they are in.

Robots are time saving

Using robots enables small businesses to save on time and money. Time is the most essential aspect of a business. For example, there are many products that fail to take off just because another competitor was able to get to market before them. This could have mainly been caused by a lag in production which could have led to a later date for getting the product into the market.

With cyclical markets in terms of product preferences, businesses need to time the markets effectively to ensure that their customer are ready and in need of their products.

Enhanced safety at the workplace

Robots carry out the dirty, dull and dangerous tasks. This leads to increased safety at the work place and thus the company will have reduced payment of insurance and health related payments. In addition, there will be few absenteeism cases and thus maximum production which leads to improved financial position and thus growth.

Conclusion

The use of robots in small business can be highly instrumental to ensure that they do not only survive but grow to large organizations of the future. Small businesses should adopt robots in their operations for a better future.