Setting up your own business or going self employed can be daunting and exciting. A nervous thrill that many people will be feeling right now, with more small business and self-employed people registered than ever in 2020.
Beyond an entrepreneurial spirit and steely determination, to grow a modern, thriving business there are some items all self employed people will need. We take a look at the essential tech you’ll need to start your own business.
Whether you decide on a desktop computer or keep things super mobile with laptop or tablet, you’ll need hardware that’s up to the job you intend to do.
How powerful your computer needs to be depends on the type of work you do. As a new business, it is important to keep cost down, so only buy what you need.
The UK government are attempting to get fibre broadband into every home as soon as possible. Give your business the best chance of survival by getting yourself on a good, reliable broadband plan.
Shop around for the best deal in the location you’ll be working from, whether that’s a home office or an workspace you rent.
Video calling and chat software will help you collaborate with your clients and team (if you have one) more easily. There are numerous tools on the market so choose one that suits your working style.
Depending on your business activity, project management software could also be beneficial to keep you on track with large-scale projects.
Event hosting services
To help grow your business and keep your customers satisfied and loyal, you will probably need to network and host corporate events. An event app with a host of features can help you to grow your business presence and grow your brand awareness to both competitors and customers.
You might want to host virtual, face-to-face or hybrid events. Getting onboard with the right platform will help you get your business events perfect.
Keeping you work safe and your client or customer data secure is essential to your business’s success, growth and reputation. Invest in some good antivirus software to ensure your tech is safe from being hacked.
Additionally, if you collect client data, make sure you are set up with a good data host who complies to data regulations in all the territories you wish to trade.
You might find it useful to invest some additional hardware such as monitors, printers, keyboards and ergonomic mouses to help you do the work your business requires.
Setting up your business should be a thrilling time. Get yourself ready for a successful launch and invest in your essential tech, right from the start.