Estimates put the number of small businesses in Australia somewhere around 2.7 million. Everything from Internet start-ups to plumbers, mechanics, florists and builders.
A lot of them need help with IT, but the one thing they don’t have a lot of is spare time.
Here’s where BIT (Business IT) comes in. If you work from home, or run your own small business, chances are you’ve ordered a new external hard drive from Harris Technology or OfficeWorks at some point. Maybe a laptop, or a wireless router. Here at PC & Tech Authority, we’ve been writing about a lot of the same technology for years.
Why not take what we know about these products and create a site that puts it into easy to understand English for the small business owner? Practical, easy to understand advice, buying guides and tips.
Not just that, but also, what can these things do for your business? How can a server save you money? How could you make more money using the NBN?
Hosted servers, tablets, online sales….there's a lot going on. At BIT we will explain the big trends to help your business avoid getting left behind.
If you know anyone who runs a small business, we encourage you to forward them the url – BIT.com.au. They might have someone who helps them with IT, but they’ll still want peace of mind before spending money on these things.
Here’s three stories you can read at BIT right now:
Selling online - Brad Howarth lays out three practical ways a business in the bush can take advantage of the Internet and eventually, the NBN. Read it.
Working smarter and saving money – Nate Cochrane tells the story of a house builder that has saved thousands of dollars by digitising all its job documents and drawings so that everyone sees the same versions, at the office and the worksite. Read it.
Making your customers happier – Anthony Caruana introduces a basic building block of doing business in the digital age: the server. Find out what on earth a server does and how it could help you. Read it.
We also have guides to the essentials like saving money on your phone bill, halving your printing costs, backup and laptops.
And if your business has had an interesting experience with IT, we’d like nothing more than if you dropped us a note to email@example.com telling us about it.
It’s an exciting new venture for us. Take a look