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The First Step in Every Business Plan: Hiring IT

When small business owners first create their business plan, they often leave out IT. Not because it isn’t important, but because their funds are typically tied up in the product, marketing, hiring, etc. As the days go on and their business grows, IT continuously gets shoved under the rug until one day it’s too late and they’re either playing catch up or recovering from a catastrophic data breach.

The lack of cybersecurity and blatant vulnerability of small to medium-sized businesses has put a huge target on their backs. Luckily, there are proactive ways to keep hackers at bay and businesses afloat.

Be Proactive

Think of creating a solid IT foundation, as an investment in your future. Take brushing your teeth for example. If you do it every day and stay on top of your annual teeth cleanings, it will prevent you from getting cavities in the future. The opposite is to save money up-front by skipping out on these preventive measures but developing expensive diseases later on. In the end, the latter will cost you more and your mouth (business) will take a bigger hit.

Get More From Your IT Team

Once you’ve set up a strong foundation, the rest just falls into place. Instead of hiring an IT team in the midst of chaos whose only job is putting out fires, you’ll have a team that’s able to focus on optimizing your systems. Constant upgrades and improvements will ensure your important files stay secure.

Peace of Mind

Give your clients and employees the peace of mind that their private information will remain protected. Shifting from the old ways of thinking about IT, to more progressive and proactive solutions, creates a stress-free environment for everyone.

Increased Productivity

When the company you work for makes you feel secure, has less IT downtime, less employee turnover, and overall less frustrating incidents, it fuels an environment where your employees can thrive. Whether they are working from home or at a local coffee shop, employees will no longer worry about a cyberattack lurking around every corner.

Invest in Your Business

Instead of spending hours per week (or even per day) trying to fix your company’s IT, it’s time to invest in solid and lasting solutions. This can save you precious time and money in the long run, allowing you solely focus on running your business. Reach out to us at [email protected] to get started!

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