The health crisis has taught us that we are not sure of anything and that we must follow the news so that we can adapt and adjust our strategy. For example, you have to anticipate a shortage of stock and ask yourself how to do it, but also anticipate what has happened so far in disaster movies and above all get rid of the idea that it only happens to others to be unlucky.
The news changes every minute and the company’s external environment at the same time. The entrepreneur is obliged to follow the news to be responsive to various situations that may arise. In order for this information to be as current as possible, it must extract it directly from the Internet and social networks, at all times. What kind of information does the entrepreneur need for the smooth running of his activity and its development?
What is the benefit of a businessman to follow the news?
The company is surrounded by many representatives who justify its usefulness. These are the shareholders, partners, organizations, suppliers, customers, and even competitors. Following the news allows the businessman to know all the information about these different representatives and adapt his strategies accordingly. To enable his company to survive in a highly competitive environment where information plays a greater role than capital, a manager must constantly follow the news.
How do you follow the news these days?
There are several ways for an entrepreneur to follow the news. The easiest way is to read newspapers, listen to the radio or watch TV. However, the development of technologies allows him to access information in real time. Thanks to the Internet, he can obtain all kinds of information, whatever the field: economic, financial or directly related to his sector of activity. Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Feedly, Pearltrees or Netvibes have become effective and essential monitoring tools for the entrepreneur.
Thanks to these increasingly diverse and powerful tools, he will be able to follow the news according to filters that he will fix beforehand.
Use the news to introduce specific products
Depending on its field of activity, a company can use the news to develop certain products or services. Thus, the high price of the raw material can encourage the company to offer an alternative product to the companies that need it. The news can also become a source of inspiration for companies to develop a product or service that meets a specific need or fulfills the requirements of a particular goal. This is the case of companies that provide public smartphone applications for renting a car, booking a place in a restaurant, etc.
What sectors rely on news?
Indeed, any company must browse the news to survive and grow, regardless of its sector of activity and regardless of its size. Small and medium businesses such as multinational corporations cannot be detached from the world around them. For example, if the tsunami hits Japan, Japanese car manufacturers may have to suspend ordering parts from Company X in Europe.
If you are a subcontractor of this Company X, your orders will also be dropped. If you have this information in time, you can search, for example, with German manufacturers in order to maintain the volume of activity of your workshops.
Use the news to create engagement and publish your products
Finally, do not forget that news is a particularly interesting way to spread information about your business. Launching a new product, opening an agency, going public, or acquiring a new device, you can make the news yourself to draw attention to your company and your products or services.