Being a small business owner naturally means you have a lot of tough decisions to make, and many of them will be financial decisions. It is likely the case that your budget is low and you want to save on costs as much as possible in order to stay profitable and get ahead of the competition. In turn, it may be easy to think that only larger companies need, and can afford, such luxuries as hiring in outside support, but before you jump to this conclusion, see if any of the following points are relevant to your business.
Do you rely on a lot of technical data?
Even small businesses have a vast amount of data held in different areas, such as client emails, contact numbers, names, employee payment details and contact details. Losing this sort of information all of a sudden can have crippling effects on your business and take weeks if not months to properly rectify. In the meantime, you would need to consider how much money you will lose because of such a disaster. Therefore having professionals backup all of this data safely may well be a worthwhile endeavour.
How much time will it take for you to learn these lessons yourself?
If you run a small business, it’s likely you have a small team of employees which means it is your responsibility to take on much of the day-to-day operations as to learn any technical skills that your company needs to protect itself. But make sure you are aware of how much time that may take you, and how long it may take for someone else to be equipped with that knowledge. So in the long run, will there be much of a cost saving if much of your time is spent learning what an IT support company could give you straight away?
What happens if you are away from the office?
If there is a lack of a remote and fast acting support service in place 24 hours a day, then what happens if a problem arises whilst you are away for the weekend, or on holiday or on a business trip? Often, having the peace of mind that an IT support company is on hand 24 hours a day, every day, means that you can be away from the office without having to worry about what will happen if a problem suddenly arises.
As stated, if you are constantly worrying about what to do if an emergency arises or if you are already in such a situation and are looking for a company to help support you, then get in contact today and we can see if we are the right fit to offer you this much-needed assistance.