It usually comes down to being clear about what IT you actually want and need, why you want it and having a tailored IT strategy and plan developed for your business that actually gets implemented!
In the small business world, trying to wear too many business 'hats' (e.g. marketing superstar, finance guru, tech wizard etc) alongside working 'in' your business can be a recipe for disaster for you, your family and your business if you haven't got the 'tech' side of your business fully covered.
- You have had to restart your computer for the third time today just to make it work... and it generally 'just behaves' quirky.
- You have heard on the 'news' that another big business has been 'hacked' and you know that you should do something about 'cyber security' for your business but are not entirely sure what that 'really means' or what you should do!
- You are a small business owner whose business is growing rapidly, and you just don't have the time or interest in understanding the latest in IT.
- You are currently moving your business out of the 'garage aka home office' and not sure what IT set that you will need to keep you business safe.
- You think that your computers have a mind of their own and are ganging up on you...
you're sick of
feeling frustrated with trying to get your IT systems to 'just' work
you're feeling uncertain if your business is 'safe' from online fraudsters
you're tired of trying to keep 'up to date' with the latest in IT and how that applies to your business
Had a go at being your own business 'tech wizard' which left you feeling confused, frustrated and overwhelmed.
Hired a IT professional when something in your IT system 'broke' and you felt overwhelmed with the the technical jargon they used. Or you never quite knew what you were paying for...
Umm, I just needed to ensure the computers turn on for me and my staff right...?
Have an IT system that 'just works' for your small business.
Resulting in you no longer feeling like you are under attack from your computer...
Speak to someone who can 'translate geek' into English for you.
So you have a clear understanding of the best approach, equipment and tools to keep your business as safe as possible against cyber criminals.
Be educated about what IT systems you actually need for your business.
Supporting you to invest your time and money where it really matters for your business.
"Chris Dixon-Hughes from Elevating IT & I have been working collaboratively for the last 3 years for all my computer needs…
From recommending what laptop would be perfect for my business & personal needs to setting it up with the software security & ongoing support…
When I started my business, I was not very computer savvy, and truth be known if things don’t work when I press the button, I still get frustrated & overwhelmed… I have been learning slowly from Chris how to do new things with my software…he is able to advise me & explain what I need in language I understand & is very patient…
Chris has also helped me set up my website and maintained it for me…
Whenever I have an issue, he is very responsive in a timely manner…
I have already referred a few of my friends to Chris & Elevating IT, & would recommend his services to anyone…
Chris’s authenticity & integrity shines through in every interaction I have with him…
If you are after a genuine, knowledgeable & experienced IT guy, please don’t look any further, you have found him with Chris Dixon-Hughes from Elevating IT…"
"AMAZING SERVICE!! Chris at Elevating I.T has been absolutely wonderful. We are so lucky to have found Chris and his company.
He has made our life so much easier and less stressed. After our computer ‘died’ Chris managed to get all our information back, migrated it to a new computer and set up new security and other functions for us. He is always so helpful and responds to any queries as quickly as possible.
Chris is very professional and doesn’t make you feel stupid when you don’t know something and he is very easygoing and good to talk with. Chris has helped us with all aspects of IT from new computers and laptops, to migrating information, to setting up email settings and to just about anything else we have needed.
We are so fortunate to have Elevating IT and Chris involved with our businesses’ IT needs now and in the future. So good!"
We will meet one-on-one to discuss and review your current and upcoming IT needs.
(Up to two hours in duration)
Here's some of the key areas we will review and chat about:
- Security and monitoring of your business network
- Keeping your data safe and backed up
- Compliance requirements
- And more...
Based on the review, we will create an easy to understand action plan tailored for your business.
Here's some of the key areas included in the action plan:
- IT strengths for your business
- Opportunities for improvement
- Priority areas based on your identified business needs and why they are important
- And more...
We will then meet one-on-one again, to go through the action plan and key recommendations.
(Up to one hour in duration)
Here's what you're going to receive:
- Education regarding any risk factors for your business in easy to understand language
- Identification of any ways in which you could save money and time spent on your IT systems
- Three key action steps to improve the performance and safety of IT systems
- Question time to gain any clarity you need
"Chris is patient with clients who are not tech savvy and gives you confidence to go forward."
"Chris is amazing!!!! Very prompt and thorough and would recommend to any business or individual for all IT needs."
1 x Initial Tech Review Session
A one-on-one session with an IT expert to review your businesses IT systems
(up to 120 minutes in duration).
(value = $600)
1 x Tech Action Plan
A written action plan outlining you businesses IT next steps based on the findings from the review session.
(value = $150)
1 x Tech Results Session
A one-on-one session with an IT expert to review the results of your IT system evaluation
(up to 60 minutes in duration).
(value = $300)
Hey there, I'm Chris.
I am a self-confessed IT nerd since my family got our first computer (an IBM XT for those who speak geek in the 1980s).
My passion for tech continued and I have been fortunate to turn my love of 'tinkering with computers' into a business, Elevating IT.
Since 2015, I have provided IT support (both in person and remotely) to a multitude of business from mid-sized businesses with global domination plans (think teams of employees and multi-million dollar revenues through to one-man bands (like freelances, contractors, start-ups etc.).
Over that time, I have worked with business owners from a variety of different industries including, engineering firms, accountants, media organisations, lawyers, financial planners, bookkeepers to name a few.
I have a real passion for supporting small business in regional Australia, having spent my entire life living throughout regional NSW.
When I am not working on my latest tech challenge for a client, I can be found hanging out with my wife and crazy critters (Piper, Puddy and Maddy).
We know how hard it can be working 'in' your business for what at times feels like 24/7, 365 days a year adventure.
Let alone, juggling the many different business hats you need to wear when working 'on' your business (e.g. marketing superstar, finance guru, IT wizard, the list is endless...) while still managing to spend time with your family, exercise, eat... you get the picture.
Then repeat the same day tomorrow. Now, is the time to stop the merry go round.
Get the support you deserve to get more time back in your day.
The Tech Check gives you a way to gain the clarity you need about what the right IT support looks like for you and your business.
I know it can be scary, but it's worthwhile.
It's time to have the right support that you and your business deserve and most importantly ensure your IT simply 'just works'.