IT Solutions for Your Small Business

IT Solutions for Your Small Business

Danny Wilde

Running a business is not for the faint-hearted you are expected to multitask multiple tasks at the same time.

As a business owner, you are responsible for your employees and their salaries. Also, the handling of all day-to-day business goes through you as well as your computer systems.

Today we will focus on the computer systems side of things and while computers are essential to every modern business, they shouldn’t take up a great deal of your time and if they do then you should look to hire a small it support company to help you.

As a business owner, your time doesn’t have to be wasted dealing with IT issues when you could be growing your business and focusing on things that are worthy of your time.

Hiring a small IT business to help you can improve your productivity and allow you to focus on things that really matter and not have to worry about your IT setup.

Because of the value a small IT company can add to your business, it is no surprise there are lots of them out there to choose from, and finding one can be a lot more time-consuming than you think. So today we will take you step by step through our process to find a good local IT solutions company.

Search locally

In my opinion, when choosing a small IT support company, I prefer to keep my search local there are many reasons for this but the ones I found to be most beneficial to me are that by keeping the search local I can negotiate my terms of service face to face, and I can also visit the company’s premise to check that they are ran as professionally as they claim to be.

To find a local company search for “small business IT solutions Seattle” it is important you search for “small business IT solutions Seattle” and not just “small business IT Solutions” if you do not include the area then your search results will be from all over the country by searching specifically for small business IT solutions Seattleyou will narrow your search down to the local area making the steps I mentioned earlier easier to do.

Research each company

Now you have your results you will want to research the popular options in the area and by research, I mean we want to know what their reputation is like online.

This is easier than you think nowadays with more and more review sites out there it is easier than ever to find out the general consensus of a company simply but their name into a search engine and look for reviews from previous or existing clients.

A word of caution one or two bad reviews for me isn’t necessarily a red flag however if a company has lots of negative reviews, I will avoid them personally.

Ultimately you are looking to hire a small IT solutions company to help you and save you time not cause your more issues.

Create a clear plan

It is important to know what you would like the company to do for you. For example, are you looking for them to take over all IT-related operations or are you looking for assistance with orders or customer correspondence?

Once you know your plan it is easier to give the company a clear idea of what you want and see what they can offer to help you and also make sure you give the same brief to every company so you can compare quotes more evenly to help you make your final decision further down the line.

Review offers

Once you have been pitched a plan from the companies take some time to digest the information and decide which one you think will work best for you and your business. It is important to take the time and not rush this decision as again it is supposed to make things easier for you not more difficult.

Visit

Last but by no means least visit the company before agreeing to any service contract by searching for “small business IT solutions Seattle” this visit shouldn’t take much time out of your day as the company will be local to you.

When you visit the company, revisit the plan you were offered and discuss any changes or amendments you would like to make before signing.

Finally, have a look around at their premises and what they have on-site and if you are happy sign the contract and enjoy having more time to focus on the important things in your business.