What’s Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business?
Ok, if you were like me you’ve eaten too much and drank too much over Christmas and you have made the annual New Year’s resolution – I will eat healthier and I will exercise more. I’m full of good intentions for about a month and then everything goes out the window.
But what about for your business and computer network? Have you ever thought of making some resolutions for it? Coming back after the New Year is a perfect time to get things in order. You’ve come back refreshed (hopefully) to put the tasks you have intended to do the last year into action and push through change for the better.
I have come up with resolutions for Surety IT that I am determined to implement this year because I know it will save me time, money and sanity!
- Obviously our computer network is 100% so nothing needed there!
- Spend more time on the business rather than in the business – how am I going to do this? Well I will delegate tasks better and not get involved in things that other people can deal with as well as me.
- I will make time to learn new skills that benefit my personal development and my business – how am I going to do this? I will delegate tasks better and not get involved in things that other people can deal with as well.
- I won’t put up with bad customer service – All too often people give me really poor customer service and I put up with it. This year it stops, if they don’t do it right, then they lose me as a customer.
What could you do?
- I’ll protect my data – I will get my critical company data automatically backed up and off-site daily. If you lost it how much would it cost you? Could you re-open? How much is it worth to you?
- I will finally STOP do-it-yourself computer repair. Few business people would attempt do-it-yourself insurance, so why do I or any super-user on my staff think that we can keep up with the increasingly complex, fast changing demands of a computer network. Does it really save you money when you add in the lost business, the time lost, the frustration, the loss of reputation when things go wrong?
- I won’t put up with bad customer service – I will fire my current IT guy who doesn’t return my phone calls, makes me wait hours – even days – before he actually comes out to see us, charges more than we expected, and then doesn’t follow up to make sure that we are satisfied with the work. Should you put up with bad customer service? Surely you deserve better?
Put these resolutions into action, your business and you will thank you for it!
About the Author
Geoff Stewart is a highly experienced and skilled Technology Director at Surety IT. His knowledge is based on years of industry experience having created customised, stable, well performing systems both for multi-national companies in the UK and Australia and Surety IT customers.
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