If you've successfully started your business down the path of growth that we discussed in "The Dynamics of Growth, part 1: Setting Your Business Up for Success," your small business or medium-sized business (SMB) has honed in on what you do best and hopefully the business is beginning to flourish. How do you keep that going while making sure that your employees and clients also succeed?
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Let's face it: growing your small or medium-sized business (SMB) is challenging. It takes time, diligence, savvy and no small amount of hard work. That's why on today's blog, we're kicking off a series of three articles where we'll identify how to set your business up for success, from identifying business goals, to creating a growth culture, and understanding the dynamics of growth.
In this first article in the series, we'll focus on goals, purpose and assessing your business' growth capabilities.
If you’ve ever called in to Tolar Systems to inquire about an invoice, you might have had the opportunity to speak with Suzanne Ramos, our Accounting Assistant and the subject of this month’s Employee Spotlight.
Suzanne’s role at Tolar Systems involves managing our Invoicing, Collections, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Purchasing/Returns processes. We interviewed Suzanne to learn more about how she sees her role and what’s important in her life. Learn more in this month’s Employee Spotlight on the Tolar Systems blog.
When a business is considering outsourcing its IT management to a managed service provider, there are often questions about whether they’ll receive a comparable – or better – level of service and support to in-house IT management. In this post we’ll talk about some of the challenges companies sometimes experience with outsourcing IT, and how Tolar Systems solves them.
As we look forward to 2019, we thought we’d pause to say thank you to our clients and community for a year of success and accomplishments in 2018. Here are a few of the moments that made 2018 a year of growth for us.
Tolar Systems, an IT managed services company based in Abilene, Texas, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Phillip Poarch from Director of Operations to company Vice President and Partner. The promotion went into effect in May of 2018.
2018 is nearly gone, and it is time to start thinking ahead to what 2019 will bring. Tolar Systems always provides predictions of what the big IT trends are for each year, and 2019 is no different. Keep reading for what we think will be important in the coming year:
As 2018 draws to a close, many small and medium size business owners are looking for ways to optimize their technology budgets in 2019. It is increasingly critical in today's technology environment to maintain high system availability and top notch cybersecurity to protect your users and IT infrastructure, while also leveraging IT to make your business more profitable. But is it possible to meet all three of these goals at once?
At Tolar Systems, we believe the answer is a clear yes. Managed service providers (MSPs) provide a variety of ways to help SMBs improve data security and leverage IT for growth while reducing your IT budget. Learn more on today's blog.
Business technology is increasingly important for small and medium-sized businesses as they prepare for 2019. Where enterprise-level companies have long been using technology to bring people together and drive overall productivity, many SMBs are somewhat newer to these opportunities. The availability of cloud resources, coupled with shifts in security, mobility, and other core technologies, makes it important for every organization, no matter what size, to have a comprehensive technology strategy.
Like all businesses, we've learned our share of lessons. We were recently asked what some of our toughest lessons in business have been. We are always learning, but here are two decisions that we think have made the biggest difference in our growth and ability to serve our customers.
The IoT (internet of things) isn't just for faraway places like Silicon Valley or big cities like Dallas. Internet connected devices are making a big impact on businesses and individuals right here in Abilene.
If the IoT is something you see as a future rather than present concern, consider this: the IoT could have $4 trillion to $11 trillion a year in economic impact by 2025.
Managed Security-as-a-Service Offering Protects Small and Mid-size Businesses from Cybersecurity Threats
As a business owner, what keeps you awake at night? Is it monsters under the bed? Things that go bump in the night? Here at Tolar Systems, we think there's something even more frightening putting your business at risk: Cybercrime. And what better time than Halloween to launch a new cybersecurity solution that protects your business from it?
Tolar Systems announced today that it has unveiled a new live call support center that will deliver 24/7/365 live call answering for customers who require critical support before the next business day.
The new call support center supplements Tolar's online portal, email and agent-based support systems, allowing Tolar Systems' customers to speak to a live representative during higher call volume times. It also allows Tolar to deliver live phone response outside of our regular business hours of 8am to 5pm Central time, Monday through Friday.
At Tolar Systems, we know that our clients don't just choose us for the quality of solutions and technology that we provide. They also choose us for the customer experience.
That's why we're excited to welcome Farrah Meadows to our team as our new Help Desk / Service Manager.
Ransomware risks are growing and more businesses are vulnerable to these increasingly costly attacks. So how can your business protect itself? By following best practices at the network and user level. Learn more about the four ways users can help to reduce ransomware risk. Third in a series.
Ransomware attacks are a growing threat facing businesses of all sizes and in every industry. These attacks aren’t just happening more often; they're becoming more expensive. Learn more about the high cost of ransomware attacks and what your business needs to do to be protected from Tolar Systems.
Managed IT services can present a lot of benefits for small businesses. Small businesses often can't afford to hire in-house IT technicians, making managed IT services an attractive alternative for IT support and management to keep their business running efficiently. In this post, we'll cover the benefits a managed service provider can present a small business, and how an MSP delivers significant returns on your IT support investments.
Ransomware. It's one of the fastest growing threats to your business, whether yours is a large organization or a small firm. Here at Tolar Systems we’ve recently seen an increase in the frequency and severity of these kinds of attacks. We’re working hard to help reduce our clients’ vulnerability, but we can’t do it alone. That is why we want to share information about ransomware risk and how to protect your business from this ever-growing threat.
Learn more from Tolar Systems.