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Friday, 30 May 2014

Small Business Owners: What’s Keeping You Awake at Night?

Surveys tend to paint a depressing picture of SMEs in the UK. Is your business equally down in the dumps, or are you worrying about nothing?

One of the factors that determines a small business’ failure or success is its willingness to seek advice from experts. 

Too many SME owners try to cope alone, only to fail because nobody can be an expert at every aspect of
business.

Money

One recent survey commissioned by an accountancy firm suggests that 1 in 4 SME owners loses sleep because they’re stressed out by money worries.  

Struggling to keep track of company money, and concerned that hiring more staff to grow their business will also mean implementing complex payroll systems, some small business owners simply soldier on without getting help. Don’t be one of them. Talk to an expert to get your money organised and you’ll soon feel back in full control.

Sales

Everybody seems to be concerned about sales. A whole range of surveys come up with the same answers: you need more customers and you need to sell more to each customer. The problem is that you can’t quite see the path from here to there. 

Again, this is the type of problem that needs outside assistance. It’s amazing how often small business owners try to manage everything almost single-handed when there are many simple, functional alternatives to wrestling with the problem alone. If you’re not a sales and marketing expert, you can’t expect to boost sales as much as an expert would. So find an expert you can use for help with planning and executing your sales strategy.

Security

One of the biggest security stresses for many small business owners is cyber security. Another survey reported that 87% of SMEs in the UK experienced a cyber security breach in 2012, and that number is likely to rise if business owners don’t put solid security measures in place for their businesses. 

Unless you’re a technological genius, you often simply have to take on trust that your IT security is sufficient. And that means you need to find reputable IT services you can rely on to take care of all the usual security requirements without any mistakes. 

Whatever’s keeping you up at night, we can help.

360ict provides managed IT services and business support to SMEs in central London and the south-east. Give us a call on 0208 663 4000 to find out how to resolve your business worries (and get a good night’s sleep).

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