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As a start-up business you will be comfortable focusing on your area of expertise but finding the right technologies can often be daunting. Sharp takes care of all your technology needs, with scalable, affordable and integrated solutions and IT support.

Making technology easy for start-ups 

As a start-up business, technology can often be a daunting distraction from driving sales and growth throughout your organisation. You may only need a few essentials to keep you going, but setting up your email, telephone system and storing your documents securely can be complicated and time consuming. 

As your business grows, it’s important to deploy scalable, affordable and integrated IT solutions that evolve with you. Since cashflow is critical, it’s important to ensure any investment is sustainable and will benefit your business in the long run. Cloud solutions are great for scalability and easy to budget for as they’re often priced per user per month. 

Unauthorised access to your network is a very real threat and can pose a risk for organisations of any size. Data breaches and fines are damaging to your business, so educating your employees and having security plans in place are critical considerations for new businesses. 

What technology might a start-up business need? 

Sharp understands that all businesses are unique, and your technology requirements will be determined by your activities, location, goals, and people. Some technologies that might be worth considering when starting up your business are outlined below:

IT Support

Unless you’re a technical whizz, IT issues can be hugely disruptive to day-to-day business and time-consuming to resolve. Whether it’s to address password resets, hardware problems, network issues or a full infrastructure project, dedicated IT support is essential to keep everything working smoothly. 

Companies outsource to keep costs to a minimum and put their network in the hands of certified experts. 

Sharp’s responsive IT support service, Complete I.T. Manager, takes the burden of IT off your shoulders. By relying on the expertise of fully outsourced, professional IT support, you can concentrate on the thing that matters the most - growing and managing your business.  

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Managed Print Services 

Whether you have a single compact printer or several multifunctional devices, managed print services save you time and money, and help you reduce your environmental impact. With improved up-time, responsive service and reduced waste, printing can be one less thing for your business to worry about. 

With industry-leading service levels and reliable devices, Sharp’s managed print services are available with flexible leasing plans to help with cashflow. 

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Microsoft 365 

Microsoft 365 is a cloud subscription service that gives your business access to a suite of essential cloud services such as hosted email, Microsoft Office programmes and cloud storage.  

Sharp supplies Microsoft 365 basic and standard packages for start-ups and small businesses for a fixed monthly fee.

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Audio Visual Solutions 

With the increasing global reliance on video conferencing, audio visual solutions may form an unexpectedly important investment for your start-up business, helping you to collaborate remotely, share digital content and communicate clearly with colleagues and customers both offsite and onsite.

Sharp has a wide range of interactive screens and digital signage displays to help your business build a professional image and be at the very top of your communication game. 

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Complete Virtual Workplace 

It has never been more important to be able to work anywhere, at any time. Having scalable and secure cloud-based systems in place for remote working eliminates the need for expensive and networking equipment. 

Sharp’s Complete Virtual Workplace is a fully cloud-based offering, ensuring that you can work confidently from anywhere, on any device, at any time. What’s more, it’s billed monthly for a simple per-user fee.

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Hosted Telephony 

Hosted telephony presents another cloud-based, scalable solution for start-ups and small businesses. Digital phonelines enable you to make and receive calls securely via the internet, eliminating the need for hard-wired landlines. 

Sharp’s hosted telephony systems offer great flexibility by enabling users to take calls from any room in their house, in the office or on the road. With no costly hardware maintenance and a per user, per month cost, you can easily scale up your telephony solution as your business grows. 

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Why trust Sharp as your start-up technology partner? 

With new systems to establish, evolving business plans and fluctuating workloads, we understand that the needs of each start-up business are unique.

Sharp is a trusted global brand that maintains a friendly, personal approach. Our Account Managers, IT experts and engineers are based across the UK and provide all our customers with a dependable, local service. 

Our experienced consultants work with each individual client to understand their goals and design bespoke solution packages to suit their needs. Many of our solutions are available for a monthly per user fee, so you don’t need to worry about unexpected charges. 

Leave technology to our experts, and free up your time to do what you do best. 

We also have a wide range of technology solutions available for small to medium business and corporates and large enterprise, in addition to -