SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, has published an infographic showing how small businesses that use online collaboration tools see 26 percent faster growth and 21 percent higher profits.
Among businesses with fewer than 100 employees, 12 percent currently use online collaboration tools, while 17 percent plan to use these tools in the next 12 months. Businesses with 100-1000 employees are using collaboration tools at an even higher rate, with 28% currently using them, and 35 percent planning to use them in the next 12 months.
The most popular online collaboration tools among small business owners include file sharing, instant messaging, and audio conferencing.
The infographic can be downloaded here for more details.