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Taking Control of Tech When You’re Running Your Own Business

Taking Control of Tech When You’re Running Your Own Business

If you’re running your own small business, you’re going to have to get to grips with tech at some point or another. While it would be possible to run a business without getting involved with tech, you’d take significantly fewer sales and you’d find it nigh on impossible to connect with a younger generation. Nowadays, increasing amounts of professional work are taking place online. We are using smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers to carry out a whole host of tasks. The internet also provides potential customers with a means of reaching out to your brand, browsing your products, and processing transactions. You really do need to engage with the internet through tech devices to maximise engagement and boost brand exposure and sales. Now, if you’re planning on embracing this approach and incorporating tech into your small business’ plan, it’s important that you understand what you’re getting involved with and that you’re keeping everything up and running around the clock. There are various ways that you can achieve this. Generally speaking, you have three options on your hands. You can either get to grips with tech yourself, you can take on help from freelancers, or you can hire part or full time employees to deal with your tech on your behalf! Here are the basics for each!


If you’re going to take a DIY approach and want the comfort of knowing the ins and outs of every aspect of your business at the same time as being able to maintain absolute independence, you’re going to have to start actively learning about the tech you’re dealing with. You can achieve this by enrolling on official courses. These can be short courses, evening classes, weekend classes, summer classes, or even one-to-one tutoring with a professional. This could all fit in around your usual day to day tasks and you will eventually be able to tackle any problems that arise with your tech yourself.

Using IT Solutions

If you don’t have the time to dedicate to familiarising yourself with IT, but you aren’t quite ready to become an employer, you can always outsource your IT and tech work to an agency or third party like These professionals will be able to monitor and repair your tech out-of-house. They’ll catch potential threats and eliminate them before they pose a serious problem. If any problems do arise, they’ll be able to put wrongs to rights pretty quickly.

Creating an In-House Team

If your business is rapidly expanding and you really need the people who are monitoring your tech to be close at hand and solely dedicated to your company, you can start focusing on building an in-house time. These individuals will be employed, so it’s important that you familiarise yourself with workers’ rights and that you provide everyone with everything that they are entitled to.

Sure, tech can seem a little complex and extensive at first. But you will soon familiarise yourself with it and you will eventually come up with the most effective way for your small business to monitor and maintain the tech that it so heavily relies on!

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Lisa Ventura (AKA ‘Cyber Geek Girl’) is a Content Marketer, PR, Digital and Cyber Security professional, and is an active blogger and influencer. She loves technology, gadgets, sci-fi, heavy metal music and is fascinated by hacking/cyber security and nuclear war. ‘Cyber Geek Girl’ is Lisa's window to her world and contains articles, reviews, advice, interviews, hints and tips on a variety of different topics and subjects that she is passionate about. Lisa loves dogs and is the proud owner of a GSD/Husky cross dog called Poppy, who is her world. She can be contacted via

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