Yearly Archives: 2018

The Productivity that Comes With Outsourcing IT

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

Do you have an in-house IT specialist? Many small businesses simply can’t afford this kind of expense, and the best news is, you really don’t have to – there is the very viable option of outsourcing. You will be able to concentrate on the tasks that matter to you, rather than worrying about IT – or about how you are going to pay your full-time IT employee.

Outsourcing companies exist all over the UK and can give you IT support in person or over the phone. They will often charge very reasonable set rates that mean you can use their services a certain amount within a month. For an SME, this is usually plenty and is the most cost-effective way of managing your IT resources, because you won’t actually need to have an IT person in-house all the time. If there is an emergency, you can call your IT contractors and they will help you.

Posted in Business Systems

Offering IT Services to Businesses

Posted on September 29, 2018 at 5:43 pm

If you understand IT and can navigate a computer system, servers, hard drives and routers, then you might be able to have a successful career in the field. You will need to have plenty of knowledge, preferably a degree, in order to get more clients and ensure people put their trust in you. But if it’s something you excel in, it’s possible for you to make a good living.

It’s usually best to start out working with a company, so you can get the experience you need. It isn’t just about navigating servers, it is also about knowing how to run a business and operate it successfully. You will learn how to provide a great service to clients, which is much more what a business is about, rather than just being knowledgeable. This puts you in a good position to then secure your own business and get new contracts with your own clients.

Posted in Business Systems

Focusing on the Important Tasks in Business

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm

There is a theory in business: concentrate on the £1,000 tasks, as these are the ones that are going to make you the most money. There are also £100 tasks, ones that are of medium importance, and £10 tasks, which come a long way down the list of important jobs. If you want to make more money for your business, you need to be focusing on those £1,000 tasks.

But what about the other tasks, you might ask. Don’t they need to be done tot? This is true, they certainly do all need to be taken care of. However, there is also the option to outsource the less important tasks, as they can be done by anybody. The £1,000 tasks can probably only be done by you as the business owner, or somebody else very high up. Think about outsourcing IT tasks and everyday admin tasks, perhaps to an agency or a virtual assistant, to help with the running of your business.

Posted in Business Services

Outsourcing Website Management for Better Productivity

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 8:36 am

When you run a business, you need to be thinking about carrying out the tasks that will actively make you money. These are the tasks that are important to your business and strategy, that only you can take care of because you know the direction you want your business to go in.

In order to complete this work, you might need to free up your workload to allow you to concentrate on it. This might mean hiring a new member of your team if all current employees are at capacity. It could also be a good time to think about outsourcing. One of the easiest things to outsource is your website, as there are plenty of agencies out there who will be able to manage it very well. The first step is finding one of them – look on search engines, or ask other business owners who they use. You can then begin discussions about what you would like them to do with your website management.

Posted in Business Systems

How do Modern Businesses Use Design?

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 10:26 pm

The design is relevant to so many of the things we do in modern-day business. It appears in our day to day lives, in more ways than we might realise. If you think that you don’t need good design work, think again. A bad design is certainly going to get you noticed – but for all the wrong reasons.

These are some of the places where you might need to use design within a business setting:

  • On your business cards. You need to make sure the layout is simple yet appealing, clearly showcasing your company name and job role.
  • Your website. This is so important for making the right impression. If you use your website as a marketing tool, this becomes even more important.
  • In brochures. Your company brochures need to use a design for branding, to make it clear they are part of your company’s literature.
  • In emails. Emails may be quick forms of communication, but they can still look good. Create templates that are well designed.

Posted in Design

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