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How To Calculate Cost Of IT For Small Business

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How To Calculate Cost Of IT For Small Business

Whenever we ask what is the cost of IT, the answer usually is “It depends.” But that doesn’t help us at all. As a business owner, small or big, we need to put a dollar value on all our costs. In this post, we dig a little deep and come up with a better answer, i.e. a dollar value.

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Repost: 5 Signs Your Business Needs A Wifi Upgrade

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Repost: 5 Signs Your Business Needs A Wifi Upgrade

If you’re one of the chosen few who can get your wifi to work well at home, that is one thing. However, when you get ten or more people connecting to a wireless network simultaneously, it can get a little tricky. Whether you have ten people in your office or over one-hundred, the commonality is that the wifi connection in your office is not getting any less important any time soon.

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Work Smart with These 7 Useful Websites

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Work Smart with These 7 Useful Websites

The internet is a vast sea of information, tools, entertainment, news, and more. It is easy to get lost if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. Here are seven handy websites that I have found useful. Hope you will too!

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5 Signs Your Business Needs A Wifi Upgrade

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5 Signs Your Business Needs A Wifi Upgrade

If you’re one of the chosen few who can get your wifi to work well at home, that is one thing. However, when you get ten or more people connecting to a wireless network simultaneously, it can get a little tricky. Whether you have ten people in your office or over one-hundred, the commonality is that the wifi connection in your office is not getting any less important any time soon.

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The Secret Sauce Series 4: Tools of the Trade

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The Secret Sauce Series 4: Tools of the Trade

It is likely that you will spend about 2080 hours at your job every year. Hopefully this means that you and the people you work with are spending 2080 hours each year doing things that you enjoy and completing projects that mean something to you. The worst use of this time is to waste it on software that slows you down and tools that impede your productivity. Unfortunately, this is something we see people do far too often.

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The Secret Sauce Series 2: Focus On What You Do Best

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The Secret Sauce Series 2: Focus On What You Do Best

Once you decide that you’re going to start a business and you know what you are going to sell, there are still a lot of questions left on the table.

Your first thoughts should be centered around saving as much time as possible for your core business and attaining customers. Since our days of being paid to fix ancient computers and set up IKEA furniture, we have learned a thing or two about being efficient in business and creating a brand that makes people say things like, “You guys just seem really cool.”

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The Secret Sauce Series 1: Starting A Business in San Francisco

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The Secret Sauce Series 1: Starting A Business in San Francisco

As one of the original members of Jones IT, I have seen our business grow from 2 guys in a garage to where we are now: a growing 15 person crew that is rapidly becoming SF’s leader in IT. When we first started out nearly a decade ago, we kept track of our work with only email and word docs. Surprisingly, this was just fine in the early days when it was just Evan and me. In order for our business to grow, however, we had to get better!

While we can’t bottle our entire secret sauce to success in a few paragraphs, we hope to give you a small taste of the tools we use that continue to help us to grow sustainably and efficiently. What follows is the first part of our Jones IT starter kit to success: business planning, preparing pitches, and introducing lean startup methods.

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