A couple of months ago I decided to take the plunge and start up my own business without small business it. Having worked for a small company for many years, I was introduced to information technology on a small scale so my own knowledge of IT was very limited and everything I knew was learnt by trial and error.
How Was I To Promote My Business?
After hours of internet research, on different ways to promote my business, I made the decision to approach an IT company that specialised in IT for the necessary advice. I was astounded at the amount of support companies there were. I decided to make an appointment with one of the support companies and was stunned by the consultants’ professionalism. I was made to feel like I was the most important client to them and they took on the task with eagerness.
A Website Or Not
At first I was very hesitant to go with the development of my own website for my business as I thought I would be staring into an empty bank account after having one done but with careful consideration I decided to go with the idea of developing my own website. What better way to promote your business than using the internet. Attracting clients to your website is far easier than going out and using conventional methods of advertising. Your clientele reaches a far larger group when using the internet thus not limiting yourself to a small clientele.
I was sent a wonderful web designer from the support company I had approached. Having very little knowledge of graphic design and not really being creative on the advertising side, my ideas were not scoffed at in the least which made me feel like my input and ideas were important to them. The fantastic suggestions the designer made stirred an excitement within me and I was eager to get the ball rolling. The cost involved in the development of the website was really not as high as I had expected so we set the ball in motion.
Was It Worth The Expense?
Without a doubt! Making use of a small business IT consultant was one of the best decisions I have made for my business. I used to think that using an IT company would cost me loads of money but I found it far more advantageous to employ the services of an IT company for all my IT needs.