You have enough on your plate when trying to run a small business. Especially if you are just starting out, you are in charge of all of the departments - sales, marketing, accounting, HR, and even IT. While you may not be ready to delegate sales or marketing out to someone else, you can get managed IT solutions to help you tremendously.
What are Managed IT Solutions?
Managed IT solutions are where you have a company handle everything that is related to IT. This can include hosting your website, providing you with a network infrastructure and even programming your phones so that they have an automatic answer feature - known as hosted telephone systems. All of this can save you a significant amount of time and let your business run smoother.
You don't want to be the one responsible for the IT of your business, even if you do know what you're doing. For example, if your website goes down for any reason, you don't want to be in your server room with a phone to your ear talking to someone on the support line. You want to be able to pick up the phone and have someone come out to fix it.
Better yet - with managed IT solutions, someone is likely monitoring your internet at all times. They will tell you when it's down and get it back up and running without you having to do anything. This is ideal because you will experience little to no downtime. Especially if you are an e-commerce business, you can't afford to experience downtime because it means consumers may not be able to place their order - and that affects your sales numbers.
What About the Expense?
The only reason that you probably haven't gotten managed IT solutions already is because you fear the cost. Somewhere along the line, you decided that it wasn't going to be cost effective. You probably don't even know how much it's going to cost and yet you've decided you can't afford it. The only way to know for sure is by calling around to a few companies, learning about the services they can provide you and what the cost is.
The expense is eventually going to pay for itself. If you don't have to sit and answer the phones (or pay someone to), then you have paid for your hosted phone solutions. If you don't experience downtime because of someone managing your internet connection, then you never have to worry about losing out on potential sales - and this will be worth some money towards the cost of managed IT solutions as well.
You can have a thriving business without doing it all on your own. The most productive way to run your business is through delegation. Let an IT company come in and have a look at your business. The areas they can help you may startle you - and help you save both time and money.
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