IT For the SMALL or MEDIUM BUSINESS
IT should drive your business, not drive you crazy.
Let me be (or join!) your IT department so you can concentrate on what you do best.
Small Business IT
IT is part of your business whether you like it or not, and if your computers are slow or you’re doing things inefficiently, that has a huge negative effect on your goals. I can help with all kinds of IT needs for the sole trader, small or medium business, and I’ve worked with everything from 1- to 300-person companies.
Cloud and Web Services
More than a buzzword, the cloud lets businesses of any size have access to systems they could never afford to run themselves. Email, file sharing and collaboration between team members are essential for any business, as are backups. I’m particularly keen on business suites like Office 365 and G Suite, and I can help you with setting up and getting the most out of other cloud services too.
When it’s just you running the business, you can’t afford for your computer to be slow or fidgety. And if you have people working for you, computer issues can cost you a lot of money over time. I can remotely support your PCs or Macs to troubleshoot issues.
Productivity and Processes
I’m a big fan of helping people learn to be more effective with the tools they’ve already got. I can help you study your workflow and see if there are ways you can make it more effective, faster or safer. This goes for whole business as well as individual work processes.
Why I do this
I love to fix problems.
Solving problems and making things work better is something I love to do. When you are trying to do meaningful work and a system (or lack of one) is holding you back, I like to find out what they are, then find a better way of doing things so you can get more done with less stress.
I like to help people
People are what makes any business worth doing. I like to find out what they’re trying to do and help them learn to do new things. 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.
Sometimes you just need a specialist
A lot of small business owners and their teams are really tech savvy. You actually really like using new systems and clever ways of doing things. Sometimes though, you don’t have time to work out how everything works and how to get it to do what you want.
As the CEO/business leader, an hour or a day of your time is precious. How far could you take your business in a focused day? Does it make sense to spend that day trying to work out how to make your CRM or your email system do what you want it to? How to get backups running reliably?
Even if you really love tech, you’re also the only one who can do what you do, and 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.
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
“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
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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