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Are you wearing too many hats?

Sep 28, 2017 9:37:33 AM / by

No this isn't a fashion blog post. Entrepreneurs are starting new businesses everyday.  All of them find out quickly they have to wear many hats.

Are you wearing too many hats in your small business

As a small business owner you oversee everything with your business. At any given moment you are wearing one hat or another dealing with that days’ challenges. Today, it’s an invoicing issue; yesterday it was a mechanical issue, Tomorrow.. who knows. While wearing these different hats you are losing time focusing on your core business.

Technical issues are one of the biggest drains on a small businesses. Keeping up with technology, small computer upgrades and software issues, leads to thousands of hours lost.

Most small companies face five challenges when it comes to Information Technology.

  • High Labor Cost  (to hire someone only for IT)
  • Slow Turnaround Time (waiting for their outsourced IT to respond)
  • Pulling away from core “functions”  (having to do the IT yourself)
  • Lack of a contingency plan (what happens when your computer fails)
  • Risk of theft or system crashes (Malware, Ransomware, etc...)

 

Is it time to take off the IT hat?

Yes! (Unless your small business is IT. ) You should turn to an expert to help with your IT needs.  Partnering with a company that can provide scalable solutions to grow as your IT needs grow.  Make sure they have a dedicated response time. Even though you may be small, you are important and should not loose time when technology fails. A good IT partner will sit down with you, define your needs and work with you to obtain the right mix of hardware and software.  

 

 

Tyler Baum

Written by Tyler Baum

Tyler is a Territory Account manager for Phillips covering Adams, Fulton & Franklin counties. Tyler has 5 years of experience assisting businesses increase their productivity, he attended Shippensburg University. .

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