Have you just started an IT business? In a world where everyone is working from home and more in need of computers and tech support than ever before this could be an enterprising idea.
But how can you ensure your IT startup launches with a bang and you capitalize on all the opportunities available to you?
Here’s everything you need to know about getting your information technology business on track and making money.
1- Employ Good People
A great business is only as great as the people you employ and that goes for Information Technology (IT) businesses too. Never work for anyone you don’t want to and never employ anyone you don’t think is a great fit for you, however, good they seem on paper.
Instead, always interview your candidates first to ensure you have a personal connection with them. Given the current pandemic, interviews will probably have to be conducted online using Skype or Zoom.
If your budget is limited it might be worth considering paying more to employ one person you trust rather than a little amount to two people who might leave after a short as the salary you offer won’t be competitive.
2- Use Social Media Effectively
Any good business needs to know how to use social media to drive sales and bring home the bacon as well as improving the general reputation of the company. For new businesses, this can be hard.
It might be worth considering hiring an agency to do this for you. This can mean you can devote your time to other areas of your business such as creating a business plan for your managed I.T. services business that might be more fruitful.
Also, consider complementing your social media presence with a Search Engine Optimized (SEO) blog to increase your rankings on Google.
3- Cut Costs by Working Remotely
Working in an office costs your business a lot both in money and in lost productivity. Your workers won’t thank you for having to come into the same building every day.
An office can be an unproductive place and not somewhere your employees work at their optimum level. Allowing them to work from home shows you trust your employees but also ensures they work at the best level in an environment that suits you.
Your employees’ ideal work environment might be the beach on Barbados, which is now an option.
You can avoid the office politics of usual with employees not getting along by cutting out the office altogether.
Most importantly of all, office space costs you tens of thousands of dollars each year: it just isn’t cost-productive. Increasingly the best IT services can be run remotely from the cloud.
Be smart and construct your business so that it runs remotely. You will also be more prepared for the economic crash from the Corona crisis that is forecast.
How to Get Your IT Startup Off the Ground? Be Smart and Savvy
If you’re looking at how to get your IT startup of the ground be ready for all eventualities. Don’t follow the crowd and get a big pool of staff and an office. Work remotely, only hire a few select staff you trust and pay those staff well so you keep them on board.
About Author: Grace Bynes
Grace is a Business Analyst by profession with more than 7 years of experience of working with digital businesses mainly eCommerce and SaaS startups. Grace also loves to travel and explore the world!