Businesses up and down the country rely on IT solutions for a range of everyday tasks but knowing what you need to do when your starting up can be tricky so try following our short guide for success:
Plan A Budget
One of the most important aspects in your new start up will be to plan a budget for IT services – this should cover everything you expect you will need over the first 12 months. You may decide to use your personal computer to save costs initially but a basic computer and software can be picked up for a few hundred pounds while a standard printer will set you back only around £80. As your business expands you may need to increase your budget to allow for extra hardware – make sure you re-visit this every so often and update.
Invest in IT Support
If you rely on your IT to help keep your business running then there is nothing worse than when it stops working and you can’t fix it. Employing an in-house technician is not always cost effective, especially for a new start up so investing in IT support can save you time and money and keep your systems working properly. Knowing that professional support is just a phone call away can give reassurance that your business won’t just come to a complete standstill.
Consider Cloud Services
Cloud services have become a valuable part of business use – if there was a fire at your premises and all your hardware is destroyed, unless you are remotely backing it up then there is very little chance of getting your data back. With cloud services you could be on another computer at the other end of the country and still have access to all your files and documents. You can even use cloud services for your software so that no matter where you are you will still be able to run your business.