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Microsoft #MSBizTips Twitter Chat Discusses Small Business Tech Upgrades for the FutureThe new year is a time for resolutions and changes. And as such, it could be the perfect opportunity for you to upgrade some of the tech tools you use to run your small business.

From computers and general office supplies to smartphones and mobile tech tools, there are plenty of new tech devices that could help you run your business more efficiently in 2017. Even small businesses with limited budgets can potentially benefit from certain tech upgrades.

To share opinions about future tech upgrades and learn from other small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals, our small business community took part in a Twitter chat earlier this week. Small Business Trends CEO Anita Campbell (@smallbiztrends) served as moderator for the Twitter chat, “New Year’s Resolution: Modernize Your Technology,” sponsored by Microsoft (@Microsoft). Cindy Bates, Vice President of U.S. Small and Midsized Business and Distribution for Microsoft Corp also participated.

You can see some of the input and interesting discussion from chat participants in the excerpts below.

First, chat participants talked about some of the upcoming tech trends that might impact small businesses in the coming year.

There can also be some barriers when it comes to adopting new technology in a small business. So biz owners discussed those barriers next.

Then chat participants discussed some of the driving factors when it comes to making decisions about new tech.

Of course, the technology landscape for small businesses is constantly changing. So keeping up can be a bit of challenge. But small business owners shared their tips in the chat.

But while constantly updating your tech might seem like a chore, sticking with outdated gadgets can actually hurt your business. Chat participants discussed some of the risks of using outdated tech next.

If you want to see the Twitter chat in its entirety, you can view response at the #MSBizTips hashtag on Twitter.

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