Technology is all around us and there’s just no escaping it!
At work, technology makes us more efficient at what we do. And it means we often don’t have to do lots of manual or repetitive tasks each day.
If you’re starting a new business, you might have thought about the types of technology you need. But, with so many gadgets and electronic items around, how do you know which ones offer the best value?
In today’s blog post, I want to help new mompreneurs like you by giving you some advice on the best tech for you. Here is what I recommend you consider for your startup:
It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to work from home or lease an office. What does matter is that you’ve got a computer to use! Desktop systems are popular in the business world for two reasons. First of all, they are cheap to buy. And, second, they offer the best possibilities for future upgrades.
Desktop computers typically fall under PCs and Macs, the former sold by Apple. PCs are the cheaper of the two and often come with the Windows operating system.
It’s important to consider what type of desktop you need. In most cases, a PC will do. But, if you’re doing specialist graphic design or music/video production, a Mac is better.
When you’re out and about visiting clients, there will be times where you need to do some work on your travels. You may also have to run presentations from a computer.
As you can imagine, lugging around a desktop computer isn’t the best of ideas. To overcome that problem, you can use a laptop instead. As with desktops, you can get PC-based or Mac-based laptops. They cost more to buy than a desktop but offer portability.
Going online is crucial for today’s modern businesses, and this technology is essential for your startup. I recommend getting the fastest Internet connection possible for your location.
That way, you can carry out your work quickly without waiting for things to download. Another reason is fast connections make it possible to have video conferences with others. For instance, you may want to have video conference calls with your clients.
When you get your systems and Internet connection, you should get an IT company to manage them for you. That way, if a problem occurs, you won’t need to panic and wonder how to fix it! Click here to find out how an IT support firm can help your startup business.
All-In-One Printer, Scanner & Copier
Last, but not least, you need the ability to print, scan and copy documents. Many years ago you would have had to buy three separate devices to achieve those goals. Nowadays, you can buy an all-in-one setup and save money!
There are plenty of products on the market you can use. I recommend going for one that has a built-in laser printer. That way, your documents will be quick to print and look professional.