There’s a thing with people. We all suffer from it. It’s the dreaded days when our clothes don’t fit right. They fit the last time we wore them. We didn’t put them in the dryer. We didn’t experience any sort of massive weight gain. But the clothes just don’t fit the way we’d like.
Whether we ate too much the day before, we took a few days off from the gym, or you (like me) eat your stress in the form of those amazingly delicious chocolate gem donuts dipped in milk. Oh wait, that’s kinda weird. Maybe I’m the only one that does that!
The point is that we all suffer with the tragic “our pants don’t fit” wardrobe malfunction. There are a few solutions to that: sweat pants. Glorious sweatpants! Or drawstring pants. Or elastic waisted pants. Or just opting to not even bother leaving the house because we don’t like pants anyway! None of those solutions are really a good fit for someone who has to go to a workplace with a dress code.
If only clothes were scalable. If they could absorb a short term increase in size and then decrease as needed, and remain fashionable in the process. It would eliminate so much mental and emotional stress to just know that yes, we can eat the black forest chocolate cake, or skip the run in favor of a movie night and not suffer the consequences later.
Think about all of those outside factors, the extra food, the missed workout, the stress eating. Think about those like the elements that make up business. Businesses, by nature, will experience ebbs and flows that will increase growing pains and decrease comfortability. How can you ride the wave of ebbs and flows with ease?
Start with your business software solutions. Does your software require you to start from scratch to allow for increases in certain production areas? There are many (many!) out-of-the-box software solutions to help solve any number of business problems, but they are all often designed the same way: to handle up to a specific point in users, visitors, sales, etc. But the real question is, what happens when that point is reached? Can you make a phone call and just add what you need? Or do you have to go out and purchase the next size up in the software series and reinvent the wheel by downloaded and inputting data all over again?
There are some solutions to the pants being too tight - especially now that (women’s clothes, at least, sorry guys!) many styles of pants are made out of extra stretchy material. They even make business casual yoga pants! And the solution to the software situation is also clear. Ditch the out-of-the-box, one-size-fits-most, solutions. Do your business a solid and don’t even bother wasting time on something you know isn’t going to meet your needs for a prolonged period of time. A custom software solution created exclusively your business will provide the scalability for your business to grow without suffering major growing pains (at least not in the software area!)
Be smart about it, though, and don’t let just anyone create your custom software solution. It might be cheaper to offshore that project, but I guarantee your results will be much less than desirable. Take your time, do your research. Meet with a couple of different agencies. Don’t think you have to know everything going into it, either. A quality software development company will act as consultants and strategists to help make the process as fluid as it can be.
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Megan Greene is the Marketing Director for Green Egg Media, a Denver-based software engineering company. Green Egg specializes in solution implementation from concept to delivery focusing on custom software engineering, web design/development, e-commerce integration, apps, custom API and more. Megan lives in Castle Rock, CO with her three children. She enjoys running, coffee and being outdoors in the sunshine as much as possible.