So, you think you are all smart and savvy today. Well, good for you then. But think again, good if you are thinking at this point in time (no patronization meant), are you really sure about this? One question can be asked at the top of the hat (just thinking out of the box); just how familiar are you with cloud computing today? Are you fully aware that a time will come (who knows when, it has to be admitted; but then again, at the rate technology is advancing, you never know, it could be quite soon) when you will no longer need to use your familiar software.
One important principle of business, and for that matter, entrepreneurial projects of all make and sizes, usually CBT-based and software driven, is to always plan ahead. Are you doing this? Are you also planning ahead for all eventualities, including the need to switch to cloud computing? How would it look (because this has happened in the past to those who struggled or failed) if you out there alone while all other potential clients and business associates were utilizing computer technologies that you still did not have.
By now, you get the picture and your head is not in the clouds. No matter how small your business is, you need to have outsourced IT support available and accessible at all times. Because your business is small, this does not mean that your retainer will be unaffordable. The IT consultant will focus on priority tech areas of your business after a first consultation has run its course. But in the spirit of planning ahead, do not mind it, in fact; grasp the opportunity with both hands, when your new IT consultant suggests new installation projects to help drive your business forward.