As a young entrepreneur, technology has been an integral part of your life since you were a young child. You probably do not feel hesitant about adopting it for your small business venture. On the contrary, you may be eager to adopt all the tech services all at once.
However, you do need to exercise some restraint. When your business is just getting off the ground, you need to be judicious about your spending. Especially as it relates to expensive tech services, you have to make a firm distinction between your needs and your wants. However, there are some services that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to run your business without. The following are tech services that represent a good initial investment for your business.
1. VoIP Phone System
You may think that you can run your business entirely from your smartphone, and maybe you can in the beginning. However, as your business grows, you are going to need a dedicated office phone system. VoIP stands for “Voice over Internet Protocol,” and it offers significant benefits to you and your customers alike. It can be used as an automated help desk for your clients to call in and get answers to their simplest questions while offering you toll-free voice calling even to vendors and suppliers located far away.
2. Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery and Storage
Cloud-based storage allows you to retain a wealth of data and retrieve it in a moment without taking up a lot of physical space. Disaster recovery keeps that data secure and helps you resume operations quickly following a business stoppage due to an unforeseen event such as a natural disaster.
3. Responsive Web Development
Your website is unlikely to connect with customers if they cannot read it on all their devices. Responsive web development involves creating web pages that are compatible with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as computers.