What’s in your IT budget?  Small business checklist 

Download our checklist to see the most important IT services you should include in your yearly budget. 

Technology shouldn’t eat up your profits 

Most small businesses encounter unforeseen technology expenses at some point. If you’re caught unprepared, you’ll be compelled to allocate funds from other areas of your budget to handle them.  

To avoid tech cost surprises, incorporate these common IT needs into your annual budget planning.  

  • IT Management: whether that’s someone you hire or an outside expert, you’ll want someone who can keep their eye on the big picture of your IT needs.  
  • Security: with what seems like a cyberthreat around every corner, you don’t want to skimp on security.  It’s important to stay current with the tools and services you use.  
  • Physical security: not all threats start online.  Break-ins can mean you need to replace equipment or deal with lost data and security fallout.  
  • Compliance: not meeting your industry compliance requirements can have big implications.  There are many tech options available to help you with your compliance needs.  
  • Backup: with the rise in ransomware, more businesses are investing in a solid backup strategy.  But even if you’re never hit with ransomware, you still need backup to safeguard your data from other risks. A Disaster Recovery Plan safeguards businesses by ensuring swift recovery from disruptions, reducing downtime, preserving data, and bolstering resilience. It’s a critical asset for long-term success. 
  • Security training: employee errors are one of the most common ways hackers get into your network.  Keeping your team trained helps you minimize your risk and pays off in the long run.  

Unsure of where to begin? Download our checklist to dive deeper into these priorities for your annual budget planning.  If you’d like help with any of these items, Contact Us to find out more about our services for small and mid-sized businesses.   

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