Small Business IT Consultancy and Advice - £25 Per Hour
Many sole traders & small business owners reach a point where their existing IT solutions are no longer fit for purpose, or simply can not deliver what they actually need. This may have come around due to their computers or software being too old, or that business growth has outstripped their current solutions. Either way, change is required to ensure your business stays ahead of the competition, and you remain on track to deliver the businesses strategic goals.
PIPEBEACH understand that you are the real expert in your business, and that all you may need is the assistance of an experienced IT professional to guide and deliver your technology changes. Most small businesses do not need expensive managed IT services, and the burden of paying for ongoing support and advice that is simply too costly or not required.
Times have changed; with the best technology, applications and cloud based solutions now available to everyone at the click of a mouse. The skill is in understanding the businesses needs and matching them to the best fit services and available pricing models. PIPEBEACH can deliver this consultancy skill at a very reasonable price - a price that will not be matched in the area. We can work with you in producing the most effective and efficient IT solutions for your business, and ensuring your business has a sound technology roadmap which matches your business strategic plan.
Give PIPEBEACH a call today and we can arrange a visit to review your options, produce a technology review report, and/or help manage the transformation of your small business IT services.
Website Set-up or Development - £25 Per Hour or Fixed Price Fee (from £200 for simple single page site)
The set-up of a small business or personal website can be a little daunting. Many small business and individuals will either avoid the activity (believing it to be too costly or too difficult) or have a best efforts attempt to set-up an initial page or two. Simple small business or sole trader websites do not need to be expensive to set-up or to manage. Hosting companies (who provide the web space for your site and e-mail services) have reduced their costs and improved their services dramatically over the last 2-3 years. PIPEBEACH can guide you through the process and Design & Build an effective business savy website; which will assist your business reach more customers and deliver improved profitability.
Activities undertaken : Purchase & Set-up of Website Hosting Service - usually incurs an annual cost of between £65 - £115 (paid to provider) Set-up and Configuration of E-mail Services - have your website name and e-mail addresses the same Website Design Consultancy - document requirements and ensure website meets your business or personal needs Website Build & Publish (draft and review process to ensure you are happy before website is published (made live) Clear guidance provided on how to maintain and manage website and hosting services
In a competitive marketplace, businesses can't afford not having a well constructed and effective website. Don't delay, give PIPEBEACH a call, and we can assist by understanding your business needs and review how we can produce a cost effective website that starts delivering effective business benefits. Below are some recent Client Websites :
System Service or Clean-up - £45 :
A slow Computer or Tablet can be a real drag on your enjoyment and productivity, and a device that doesn't work reliably often ends with serious problems. A PIPEBEACH Technologist can repair and optimise your Computers or Tablet's performance in your home or business location, so you can get back up and running quickly. This Service is our most popular and resolves most common issues.
Effective maintenance of your Computer or Tablet can significantly speed it up, returning it to an "as new" state. It will also prevent crashes and more serious problems in the future. Some upgrading of hardware may be required if your device is underpowered or just too old for what you are asking it to do.
Your Home PIPEBEACH Technologist will provide and install free software that can be used in the future to assist you to maintain your Computer or Tablet. These free tools are as good, if not better, that the products the Superstores or Shops will try and sell you. You'll end up with a Computer or Tablet that is faster, meets and exceeds your technology needs, is virus and spyware free, and is less vulnerable to crashes and other problems in the future.
Home Office Set-up or Review - £25 Per Hour :
Whether you are setting up a new home office space or revamping your existing home office, your PIPEBEACH Technologist can help you select the correct furniture, assist in design layout for computer and printer locations, and ensure your Internet connections and network access are all well planned.
Review what PC Hardware & Software are best for your needs Is it time for a new computer or update an existing computer? Is it a good time to switch from PC to Mac or look to integrate your Computer, Tablet and Smart Phone devices? Do you need to review the Software you "actually" need to be effective at Home? Your PIPEBEACH Technologist can review and explain all of the options and costs of the above scenarios, and assist with the purchase specification and installation.
Optimise your Computer, Network and Wireless Performance Keep your existing or new Home Office Technology running smoothly with regularly scheduled maintenance (software provided free), and ensure your Network & Internet speeds are the best they can be.
Online Booking Systems - £199 for Booking System Only, £300 for a new Website and Booking System:
Build an appointment scheduling solution into your existing website (or new website) to boost your bookings, add an online customer self-booking functionality, manage appointment calendars, individual employee schedules, services and rates. The PIPEBEACH Online Booking System is a flexible, robust and highly adaptable software solution suitable for all types of small businesses.
In addition to the website and booking system, there is an Admin Control Console, which allows the business owner to update employee, service and working time calendars. You can manage business timesheets and individual appointment calendars from the control panel, where you can add and edit appointments manually, manage business hours, employee profiles, login details and individual schedules.
Below are two example websites with online booking systems. All details used are example services and can be changed via Admin Control Panel for business requirements. Feel free to review and give us a call should you have any queries or to request a chat on how your business could benefit from the online booking systems.