Get started with my Small Business Checklist

Want to know what IT your small business needs to succeed? I've created a checklist that will let you give your business a healthcheck. And you don't even have to give me your email address! Here you'll find a short overview of all the important aspects of IT you need to consider. And if you need help setting them up, well, you know who you can ask.

What my customers say

“Like a lot of CEOs I sometimes feel under-qualified to make tech decisions for our organisation, everything is moving so quickly there’s a danger you end up listening to the loudest voice and overspending on unnecessary solutions. Working with Dev enabled me to see the wood for the trees and understand what we actually needed, he’s an honest and hard-working guy who really knows his stuff, he’s a pleasure to work with and will help you to get wherever you need to be in terms of tech for your enterprise.” Gary Bishop

CEO, Justlife

“Dev is an incredible support to us at The Message Trust. His wide expertise covers everything from desktop computer issues through to server rebuilds, data imports & migrations, getting staff set up with online tools like Office 365, and automating IT processes using PowerShell scripting. The service provided is always friendly and helpful, and Dev has formed great relationships with our staff as part of his ongoing work. His input in our department has helped maximise our productivity, broadened our focus, strengthened our knowledge and minimized our downtime. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for all IT needs.” Chris Greenhalgh

IT Manager, The Message Trust

BLOG: What IT does a Small Business need?

Don’t go to all the hard work of setting up a business that provides excellent services or products, and then be held back by an IT issue. Get yourself set up right, and you’ll be able to keep running when the unforeseen happens.

Whether you hire me to work for you or not, I’d love to see your business set up right so they can thrive. If you can do that without me, fine, and if I can give you some tips to get you going, that’s OK with me too. I’ll be providing helpful tips and ideas about what IT you as a small business owner need to think about.

And of course, if you need any help setting these up, running them or fixing them later, feel free to get in touch.

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Why HIRE ME?

Sometimes you just need a specialist

Even if you’re really tech savvy and quite like setting stuff up, as the CEO/business leader, an hour or a day of your time is precious. How far could you take your business if you had a full day? So why spend that day trying to work out how to make your CRM or your email system do what you want it to?

Your time is probably better spent making the most impact you can and making business decisions only you can make. Let me use the skills I’ve learned already so you don’t have to spend all your time reading help files on the Internet.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS A WHILE

I’m an MCSA-certified Systems Administrator and I’ve been in IT for over 20 years. I’ve been using Office 365 since it was released, and I’ve managed an IT department that has had to serve a very wide range of IT needs, so I feel like I’ve seen almost everything.

I like to help people

People are what makes any business worth doing. I like to help people find new ways to do things, quicker or more effectively. A lot of people think they can’t understand technology, or that they’re jinxed. Usually that’s not the case – often things just haven’t been explained very well, using too much techy jargon and not enough real-world examples. I’ve been told I’m like a bridge between the two worlds of technology and real people.

I love to fix problems

When you are trying to do meaningful work and something is holding you back, I like to find out what it is, then find a better way of doing things so you can get more done with less stress.

Get in touch

What’s the biggest IT issue you have right now? Think about how it would feel to have that fixed. How long will it take you to fix it? Now think about what else you could do with that time. A lot? And it would be more fun? Good.

Now imagine you’re about to talk to someone who can get that problem fixed for you. What would you say? Click this button, and type it in the window that appears. Doesn’t that feel good?

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