Just as seeking help when filing an LLC is important, professional expertise is key to establishing and protecting a company’s technology framework.
Finding an IT expert can lead to long-term savings, suggests Elsa Wenzel of Entrepreneur magazine.
A recent survey conducted by the National Small Business Association shows that 43 percent of business owners spend more than two hours a week on technology problems. About one-quarter of business owners handle the entire company’s technology support themselves.
Having a professional in place can save a company in the event of an emergency such as a loss of client records. Many small businesses rely on the help of family and friends, but they should also leverage their networks to find professional help.
When deciding who to hire, business owners should look for someone who offers a variety of price points, asks how the business works overall, pays special attention to data security and backup and looks for tools that fit the size and shape of the business.
Wenzel cautions business owners to be wary of taking any shortcuts or of professionals who suggest dramatic changes without getting a second opinion first.
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