How to Simplify Small Business Management with Managed IT Services

Learn How Outsourcing Basic IT Tasks Can Save You Time and Money

Small business IT management

Keeping a small business running takes plenty of blood, sweat, and tears– not to mention hours upon hours of managing tasks. Surprisingly, some of the most essential tasks– the ones that keep your business running day in and day out– can be some of the smallest. When it comes to IT, keeping these small but extremely important tasks on your own full (or let’s be honest, over-full) plate can lead to oversights that may have disastrous effects for your business.

Instead of managing IT tasks yourself, find an IT provider that offers managed service.…

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The Best Skip Services And Their Environmental Benefit

Whether you’re sat in the comfort of your own home or even your place of work, living in a clean and hygienic environment is not only important but a must. That being said, ensuring your waste disposal is kept on top of isn’t the task that always gets seen to. As a result, all too often, rubbish builds up causing an unsightly and unhealthy situation for everyone.

Skip hire truck

Thankfully, with the help of a professional waste disposal company, it needn’t be such an arduous task and what’s more, it can actually begin to do some good for this planet of ours.

Too many struggle with the idea of waste management and the sheer importance of it.…

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How To Implement Knowledge Management At Your Organization

Every company in the world has information, data and knowledge. Managing all this knowledge, or Knowledge Management, without getting a headache can be overwhelming. That’s why there are systems in place that will collect this data, store it in a database, and manage that data like a well-oiled car. Here is a brief guide for implementing KM in your organization.

Knowledge Management System

1. Know What It Is

Knowing what a knowledge management system (KMS), and how it functions, will make it easier for you to implement later down the line. Even though it plays a small role in Knowledge Management (via the utilization of KM within the organization), it is an important one.…

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Why Businesses Should Consider Installing CCTV

Regardless of where your building is located in Melbourne, you never know where a criminal might strike next. Burglars often target commercial properties because they know there are plenty of expensive items of equipment to be found inside. How much would it cost your company if you need to replace all your computers, laptops, printers, fax machines and desks? Even if your insurance provider would reimburse you for the value of such items, burglaries can lead to business downtime and ultimately lost profits.

CCTV camera installation

There’s a solution to those issues, though: Look for a security tech shop providing a CCTV installation in Melbourne, and arm your business premise with CCTV cameras. …

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3 Questions to Ask When Outsourcing Your IT Support

Given the size of your company, you probably outsource the support functions that fall outside your area of expertise, which is running your small business. And unless you’re running an IT business, you should probably be outsourcing IT support along with other specialized functions like HR, payroll, and legal.

IT support outsourcing team

I’ve found that the IT needs of small businesses fall into four categories. First are the daily hassles that can derail business unless they’re addressed promptly and effectively: “I can’t print.” “I lost my password.” “The system is slow.” “What does this error message mean?” “Should I open this email attachment?”

The second is the need for someone who can address these daily issues, an expert who can have conversations with your other IT vendors who handle your internet connectivity, core software and the like, and who will help you plan and budget for the future.…

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Proper Distribution of Your Time While Studying in College and Running a Business at The Same Time

Sometimes, as a business-owner-slash-student, you cannot shake the feeling that your study habits are not cutting it. When you are studying so hard and trying to learn as much as possible, it is easy to feel that you are at a loss – especially when there are fire need to be put out in your business.

Business owner taking a class

Even when things are running smoothly with your business, you seem not to have enough time to do everything, juggling the work-study-life balance. Time management is very critical here.

But that’s for another blog post; in this post, let’s focus on your role as a student: How to manage your already-too-limited time?…

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The Key to Growing an Online Business

One must incorporate many ingredients to grow an online business.

After all, you need money to start your business, you might need to create a business plan, you need to decide what your product or service is going to be, you need to know how to market said product or service, and the list could go on and on.

Growing an online business

What is the key to growing an online business, though?

While every business is different, and what works for one person might not work for the next, it’s essential to wear multiple hats when it comes to growing an online business.

If you want to give your business that Premier Glow and provide excellent products and value to your customers, then you’ll need to wear the marketing hat, the manager hat, the customer service hat, the sales hat, etc.…

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Interviewing Candidates Remotely: Things to Keep in Mind

The recruitment process is vital to the proper functioning of an organisation. While interviews remain the most popular way to assess candidates, it is not always possible to set up a face-to-face interaction.

Remote job interviews

To overcome the costs and problems of an in-person interview, recruiters can interact with candidates remotely, over the phone or a video call. Remote interviews, although cost and time-effective, may not always be productive, unless conducted efficiently.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while interviewing candidates remotely.

Identify the Right Candidates

The company must first identify the qualities it seeks in a candidate – the level of education, skills, and other important achievements.…

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Virtual Headquarters Play More Important Role than Ever in The Online Business Sector

Though running an online business is still an oddity to many people in the public, it’s fast becoming the most popular career option worldwide. Anyone can fire up a simple or complex business such as freelance writing or design, or an ecommerce store supported by social media marketing. In the case of a business run solely online, it’s important to establish a virtual headquarters to run your business from.

Online business owner using virtual headquarter services

If the idea of having a “headquarters” for your online business seems pointless, this article will serve to open your eyes. When it comes to selling to and serving customers, perception is everything.…

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6 Benefits of Using Virtual Receptionist Service for an Online Business

Any business that takes itself seriously will make sure calls are answered within a ring or two and that callers feel their question or issue is (or will soon be) resolved before the call is disconnected. Unless you have a very close and trusting relationship with all your customers, it’s impossible to do this with calls going to the wrong staff member, or worse: voicemail; or worst: Missed altogether.

Virtual receptionist taking calls

Did you know that the true cost of a call unanswered or going to voicemail is around $50,000/year – even more depending on the volume and industry you’re in. That got you thinking, right?…

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