Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Most new businesses initially fail and if you’ve started one of the select few to make it passed the early stages, there are a couple of key considerations that you need to keep in mind. The following contributed post is entitled, Getting Your Best Business Support.
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When you’re up and running and your start-up is showing signs of growth, this isn’t the time to take your foot off the gas. No, now’s the time to push forward, to invest, to think big, to reimagine your yearly targets and overall goals and see just how far your business is going to take you.
This might mean it’s time to take on more staff. Increasing your sales or marketing team to push for higher selling figures. Perhaps you’ll also need a greater amount of the stock or product that you sell and that might mean more warehouse space too, or more boots on the ground if you sell services.
But none of this will pay off unless you have the infrastructure in place to support your ambitions.
In this blog we take a look at the structure that supports your whole business, your IT network, and whether recruiting an IT team to keep you on track is always the best option.
In House Options
Recruitment is a time consuming process, more so when you have several posts to recruit for. Nevertheless, when you’ve assembled the right amount of people and have a fully functioning IT team in place, their expertise is invaluable.
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You’ll never have to wait for outside support, you’ll always have someone on hand to come and help you fix whatever computer or software issue that arises.
When things are going well, your team will have time to develop new software and upgrade your network to keep it functioning at its best and when there’s a problem, they’ll work tirelessly to fix it.
But what if problems are few and far between? Do you need to have the physical presence of an IT on site seven days a week?
The Outsourcing Option
You might instead consider outsourcing your IT needs to a company like Infotech Management, Inc. Why? There are several good reasons to consider and here are some of the advantages: you’ll have access to a larger support network with more resources then you might be able to provide through your own business.
Like your team they’ll be on hand 24-hours a day to help you out. This work can most often be done remotely and down the phone, so there’s no need to provide desks and computers or have to look for larger office space.
Look for a company that has engineers based near you, so if there is a need to have someone on site, they can be with you in as short a time as possible.
Your business deserves to have the best when it comes to IT support and how you choose to provide that is going to depend entirely on the nature of your business and your personal preferences. Recruiting a team does have its advantages but if you’re looking to potentially save money and desk space looking at outside support might just be the right solution for you. Talk to your local managed support team today and find the right solution.