As a business owner, you’re often wearing a lot of hats at the same time. In one day you may be the bookkeeper, project manager, salesman, marketing lead, HR assistant, and even the janitor.
When you want to expand your business and bring in some extra help, you hire employees. Their skill sets will only get you so far, and eventually, you have to outsource certain tasks.
Things like digital marketing, IT support, and software development may fall out of the realm of your business’s capabilities. If you have multiple projects, you start looking for multiple vendors. That means more time and effort on your end until you find what you’re looking for.
Instead of bouncing around to multiple vendors, wouldn’t it be great if everything was in one place?
If you’re out shopping, it’s much easier to go to a store that has everything you need instead of multiple stores that carry individual items. Heading to one store is going to save you plenty of time and potentially pulling out your hair in traffic.
The same principle applies when you’re looking for an IT vendor. If you’re looking for a web hosting service and digital marketing services, it’d be better if you could find a company that can do both.
That saves you time from Googling and calling multiple vendors for your two projects. Instead of wasting time on the phone or in front of your computer, you can cut down the research time and put your efforts back into your business.
Everyone has their favorite video-calling programs. Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Google Meet, and Teams are just a few that dominate the business landscape. At this point, we’re all used to setting up accounts on these platforms before we can jump into a meeting.
If you have multiple vendors, not only are you going to potentially be running back and forth through different programs, but you’re also going to have to manage different schedules and set up meetings at different times.
With everything under one roof, you can have more consistent communication and have a clearer schedule. Even though you have different projects, you can rest assured knowing that the vendor has internal communication to make sure they’re working to your schedule.
Plus, if your vendors ever have to speak with one another, it’s much easier for coworkers to communicate than people who don’t know each other.
It can be hard to bring multiple vendors together to work on a project. Each vendor may have other clients, be in different timezones, or simply not respond quickly to one another. That leaves you waiting and playing the middleman, trying to catch them both up.
If you’ve got everything under one roof, your single vendor is going to have a more coordinated effort. You don’t have to worry about lack of communication or trying to set up meetings yourself. Coworkers can communicate internally and bring a set plan to you.
More Active Role
If you’re having to split your time and energy amongst various vendors, it’s more likely for something to fall in between the cracks. Or you start to lose a bit of control over your project.
With one vendor, you’re going to have a more active role in your projects. You won’t have to continuously check in with separate vendors and can get all your answers together in one place, making it easier for you to understand and follow what’s going on.
By choosing to go with a single vendor, you’ll be tapping into their wealth of knowledge across multiple disciplines.
If you’re currently using a company for custom software development but later decide you need to redesign your website, you can go right back to the same company and procure their web design services. You won’t have to go looking for a new vendor somewhere else.
This makes your projects easily scalable. You can expand quickly with other services or wait a bit with a single service. The speed and growth of the projects are completely up to you.
Atiba is Your One-Stop Shop for All Things Tech
We pride ourselves on having a tech solution for your tech problem. As a small business ourselves, we understand the unique challenges your business faces. That’s why we try to make it as simple as possible for small businesses to get the most out of their tech services.
No matter what issue you’re having, we’re here to help. We can scale up or down as necessary to meet your needs.
Need some proof? Check out our RJ Young case study, where we handled web design, SEO, and analytics.
You can also check out our case study for this Youth Development Center. Not only do we host their website and provide development, but we also built a digital marketing package for them.
If you want to see how our one-stop shop method can work for you, don’t hesitate to reach out today!