If you’ve ever been to downtown Sanford on a busy weekend, then you already know how horrific the parking situation is. But soon enough, you won’t have to wonder where to ever again; the City of Sanford recently unveiled their new plan to outfit the city with a fleet of public golf carts, water taxis, and trolleys. What does this mean for you? Less traffic and more fun getting around town! This investment is sure to greatly increase the ease of living and overall efficiency in Sanford over the coming years.
In fact, Sanford small business owners could learn a few lessons from the city. Believe it or not, there’s an important investment you can make that will drastically increase the efficiency of your business: outsourcing your IT to a Managed Service Provider.
The decision to sign up with an MSP is a big one. When you choose an MSP, you place them in charge of your entire technology infrastructure— in other words, the backbone of your business. So, you need to make sure you pick someone with whom you can have a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship. This blog discusses what you need to know before you sign up with an MSP.
Values: Your MSP is your technology partner and for your partnership to be smooth, make sure you pick an MSP whose core value system matches yours as a business.
Knowledge, skill set and experience: Does your MSP have the skillset and the resources to cover all your IT needs? Are they experienced in working with SMBs? How long have they been in the business? Make sure you have satisfactory answers to these questions before you bring your MSP on board.
Flexibility: Does your MSP let you pick and choose whatever services you want, or do they sell it as a fixed package? Having the option to choose what you want lets you invest your money where you really need to.
Service and support: You are opting for an MSP so you can get solid IT support— the kind you just can’t get with an in-house IT team. So, make sure your MSP will actually provide you that. Talking to their existing clients can help you figure out how good they are in terms of service and support.
To have an MSP manage your IT needs successfully, you need to create a strong partnership with them, where they help you grow and are agile enough to scale up or down to suit your business demands.
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