Business startup service
Starting a new business can be overwhelming. Spending hours investigating computer systems and arranging phones could be better spent working on sales, marketing and product development. Getting professional help will be quicker and result in a better solution that will be able to grow with your business. Using the same company for all these services will result in an integrated solution and a single point of accountability when things go wrong.
Get it right the first time, as changing things later will always add cost
Registering a web domain
Choosing a domain is a huge decision that you will have to live with forever. Your web address is likely to match your branding, so making a mistake will cost time and money to fix. Ongoing management of your domain is also essential.
Setting up email
Using freemail like Gmail, Outlook, AOL or Yahoo does not look professional, so using a business domain is essential. As you will print your web and email addresses on business cards and advertising material, you won’t want to change them. Atomik.biz will get you working with your business domain quickly so you can start doing business.
When starting a new business, most businesses need a website, which might be anything from an information site to an online shop, taking orders and payments. Search engine optimisation (SEO) will be required if you expect your website to generate business. Don’t underestimate the work needed in SEO, which is a substantial ongoing commitment. Many SEO companies who will do this for you, usually for a monthly fee. The problem with this is that the content goes hand in hand with SEO which means the SEO work has to involve changing content. Only people close to the business can generate quality content. Therefore we recommend that we help you get the basics right and give you some guidance on getting your SEO started. You can hire specialists later if you have the budget and they will be able to fine-tune what you have already done.
Most new businesses will choose VoIP phones as they are cheaper and have more features to help a growing business. VoIP phones use the Internet so are easy to move. When planning for the future, portability is essential for any growing business, so when the company moves to bigger premises, relocating the phones is quick, cheap and straightforward. You will print phone numbers on business cards and advertising, so choosing a suitable supplier and correctly designing the system are essential to avoid future problems.
Atomik.biz offers a service to set up all the required systems. These include registering a suitable domain name, setting up email accounts, setting up a webpage and setting up telephones.
There are large numbers or free online advertising sites. Our experience is they generate very little if any business. However, listing your business on some of these sites is probably worth doing if you are in a specialist business. If you have a van getting that sign written will probably be the best advertising you can get. Get your phone numbers, email and website working first so those details can go on the van. Check our article on Contact lists and nuisance calls.
Printers and scanners
Most startups will have simple printing, scanning and faxing needs, so they will not need an expensive printer. Whatever your printing needs read our page on choosing business printers and scanners. If you have advanced printing needs and want to reduce initial capital costs, then use our save printing cost page.