Maybe you’re thinking about starting a business. And, if you’re like most small business operators, cash isn’t something you have an unlimited supply of. It’s time to cut some financial calories from your budget. Is it okay to skimp on your IT?Yes…but also, no.Yes, you can save some money on your IT budget. You may want a MacBook and an iPad, but a cheaper laptop and tablet will do perfectly well until you have some discretionary spending power.
So in that sense, sure, save money on your IT costs by buying mid-grade, budget-friendly equipment. But there are some items that you really should be willing to spend on.
Aside from the no-brainers—computers, printers, basic office equipment—here are five things no small business should be without:
Can you save on your IT needs? Absolutely. But don’t make the mistake of cutting out important elements like the ones listed above.