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Starting an IT Business in Two Simple Steps

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Do you have a passion for computing? Do you also just so happen to have a burning desire to start your own company? If so, combine these two all-important aspects of your life and start your own IT business. Make no mistake about it, starting a business in the tech industry is never going to be straightforward. With ample amounts of research, planning, hard work, and dedication on your part, however, you’ll be sure to take your startup to the pinnacle of its market.

Here are two steps you should take when you decide to start your own IT business:

Focus on the business side of things

You’re going to have to wear multiple hats on a daily basis if you’re to ensure the success of your IT business. Quite simply, you can’t just be a genius coder or a brilliant technician — you also have to be a competent business owner.Don’t worry, you don’t have to study an MBA course to cultivate the necessary ability, knowledge, skillset, and understanding that is required in this instance. All you need to do is simply spend just as much time focusing on aspects such as customer service and employee engagement as you do on, say, tasks like encrypting data and managing computer systems.

When seeking to become the competent business owner that your company needs you to be, it’s crucial that you familiarise yourself with the world of business; one aspect of business that you simply must understand in this instance is insurance. More to the point, you need to understand the importance of employers liability insurance. As stated by Hiscox, this type of cover will protect your company against the cost of employee compensation claims going forward, so it’s crucial that you get to grips with it quickly.

Remain abreast of the latest tech trends

Starting your own IT business is always going to be a risky venture, mainly because the tech industry is in a state of constant flux. What works and is in-trend today in this field, might very well be thrown out onto the scrap pile tomorrow, so you have to remain abreast of all the latest changes and developments if your company is to prove successful. If you’ve got a big enough passion for the tech industry, staying on top of emerging IT trends shouldn’t prove too difficult for you. Should you find this challenge to be somewhat of a struggle, however, fear not as the following steps will help you to keep your finger on the pulse:

  • Always find time to read up on the latest research reports
  • Follow tech news on social media
  • Subscribe to email services that alert you when new features and opportunities arise in your field
  • Keep your eye on the open-source community
  • Share the burden by assigning each of your employees with a technology niche

By taking some time to focus on the business side of things and by dedicating yourself to the task of remaining abreast of all the latest tech trends, you’ll be running a successful IT business in no time.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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