It’s no surprise that emerging IT and Network solutions have allowed millions of entrepreneurs to establish their own small businesses ranging from freelancers and moonlighters to multinational corporations in the making. That being said, there seems to be a fear of adopting IT and Network Solutions on behalf of small business owners.
A Closer Look at Small Business
Today, there are more small businesses than there are corporations. According to the Tax Foundation, there are 30 million small businesses in the United States. Of these small businesses, an astonishing 78.5 percent of businesses are considered nonemployer business. This means that these companies do not have a paid staff, so business owners find themselves wearing several different hats to keep costs low.
According to a survey conducted by CNBC, as high as 45 percent of small business owners say that they do not have a business website for their business. An explanation for this might be that small business owners find it difficult to justify certain business expenses that they do not see as crucial to their business.
But cost effective network solutions have made it easier to operate a business without the need for entire departments of employees or massive budgets to cover the cost of adopting and implementing new business solutions. So how should small businesses go about adopting business solutions that could help them grow their operation?
Managed IT services
One of the most valuable, yet overlooked, business solutions is that of managed IT Services. Technology is great, when it works. Regardless of what the issue is, downtime can cost you money as well as stunting productivity. A trained technician can offer a wide variety of skills and services both in person and remotely. Managed IT services should hardly ever be overlooked or undervalued.
Another solution that can help your business grow is that of the Hybrid Cloud. Cloud Computing refers to the on-demand availability of computer system resources like data storage and computing power. Clouds can be private, public, or hybrid — a combination of the two. A business owner may choose to operate on a private cloud, which can be more expensive but comes with the peace of mind that your company’s data is secure. Public clouds offer a more cost effective solution, though some skeptics do worry about the added risk to security that can occur when you operate on any public server. The third solution, hybrid, combines the two previous solutions into a more cost effective cloud computing environment. Hybrid clouds allow the workload to move between public and private clouds, the user has greater flexibility in terms of cost as computing needs change over time.
How can ANAX help your small business grow?
As new technology emerges that allows your business to grow, ANAX will be right there beside you, offering expert IT and Network support for all of your needs, both local and remote. We can handle all of it for you from start to finish. Our team of specialists can troubleshoot, repair, install, and provide expert technical advice to help your business grow thrive.