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Start-Ups Can Avoid IT Hassles with Managed Services

startup_power_400Every business has to start somewhere. Starting a new business can be the most exhilarating (and often terrifying) endeavor a person can undertake. Technology can play a extremely important role to get your business venture off the ground quickly.

The process of piecing together an offering has to be handled with care to avoid potholes that many small businesses hit, such as:

  • A lack of financial resources.
  • The consideration of local competition.
  • The lack of proper planning.
  • The confusion resulting from inconsistency in business over the first few months of operation.

Ultimately, if you are building a business from the ground up, you’ll need to manage the resources that are available to you in the most efficent manner possible.

The Small Business Administration of the United States government has put together some resources for entrepreneurs. The SBA website lists ten steps to consider when starting a business. As listed, they are:

  1. Writing a Business Plan
  2. Get Business Assistance and Training
  3. Choose a Business Location
  4. Finance Your Business
  5. Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business
  6. Register a Business Name
  7. Get a Text Identification Number
  8. Register for State and Local Taxes
  9. Obtain Business Licenses and Permits
  10. Understand Your Responsibility

These tasks are all integral facets of starting a business. Every potential business owner should consider that once these tasks are complete, and only then, should they begin a strategy of how their worksite and workflow are to be structured. Once these tasks are finished, business owners can then decide how best to use the capital they have access to. What do you need to properly run your business? If you are starting a retail store, you’ll need a dedicated point of sale system. If you are starting a software company, you’ll need a computing infrastructure. TMS’s IT consulting service can help you find, setup, and manage the best technology solutions to present you and your employees with the capabilities you need to succeed.

At TMS, we know how important it is for young businesses to get up and running efficiently. We can help you determine what hardware and software will work best for your situation. We have professional technicians on staff that have years of experience setting up and managing business computing infrastructure. We are also a one stop shop for hosted solutions including dynamic virtual environments (cloud) and hosted communications solutions (VoIP and email). We can present you with a complete array of options to help you get your company’s technology up and running quickly and properly.

By partnering with IT professionals like the ones from TMS, you can make many of the tasks of starting a new business easier, at a fraction of the cost of hiring dedicated IT personnel. Our consultants and technicians can help you set up hardware systems, run the wire, design the physical infrastructure, present options for communication, find solutions to protect your investment, and even help find you the right software that fits your operations. Partnering with TMS may just give you the infusion of workable capital to get things off the ground quickly.

For more information about our comprehensive managed services and to speak with a consultant about the technology of your new business venture, give us a call at 1 (626) 737-2960.