It's an exciting time to start your business. There are many ways to get starting and having the right technology in place will give you the perfect start.
It's important when starting out to have the right technology in place. Microsoft is committed to helping startups and businesses get on the right foot quickly by providing enterprise-led solutions at affordable prices. Microsoft technology provides a range of resources to help you start your business, build a thorough plan and to ensure the right technology is in place.
If it's advice and support you need, there's plenty of options available including the Small Business Support Portal. Added to that, there's a vibrant and active community across social media where you can find experts and leaders in the field talk about business matters.
Laying the foundations is key and with Office 365 you and your business can create a website from scratch. Many online businesses need a good website and it can often make or break a business in the early months. It can be time-consuming and challenging, but with Office 365, you can build it with minimal fuss. Also, it comes with professional-looking email and all of the familiar Office application you are used to.
So your business is ready. Plenty of planning and now for the execution. Networking and making a name for yourself is a huge part of starting up. Not only do you have to deal with sorting money, resourcing, finding business, but you have to build your profile through various mediums. This can be the fun part. Start by building an online community and become an online influencer. Use technology to help.
Businesses can use these communications and collaboration tools from Microsoft in all aspects of their work.
Windows 8 was built with businesses in mind, with apps at the heart. It’s more intuitive so you can find what you need faster and easier.
Right out of the box, use familiar programs - such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, Skype and Lync - from your mobile phone.
SharePoint enables your people to set up websites to share information with others and manage documents from start to finish.
Discover why cloud computing is perfect for your business.
SMBs can use Office 365 to create a website with little cost or expertise required.
A business plan is not only essential for starting a business or for raising funds
Being an online influencer is not usually the goal of a startup, not initially in the thinking stage.
Encourage innovation and then nurture and protect it through the highs and lows of business life.
Office 365 Product Manager Ita McAndrew explains that you don't have to take the expensive route when starting up.