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Industry insights: the IT industry

Updated: 23 September 2020

This month we caught up with David, owner of Firstnet Solutions, to hear his advice on how to grow a thriving business in the IT industry.

In 2011, David set up Firstnet Solutions in Leeds with his wife Angie when they noticed that small businesses were being underserved by larger IT providers. Since then, Firstnet Solutions has grown to become an award-winning provider of IT infrastructure and communications services. Built with the vision to provide enterprise-class IT solutions to small businesses, the company always puts the customer first by tailoring a plan to suit their individual needs.

Learn more about how David grew his business into an award-winning IT solutions company in this short video.

When presented with the chance to open a new data centre on short-notice that would create 100 news jobs at Firstnet Solutions, David needed fast financial support to take the opportunity. Turning to Funding Circle, he was able to progress with his expansion plans after borrowing £122,180 across two Funding Circle loans since 2016.

Watch our short video to find out more about the IT industry:

For success in the IT industry, David says:

  1. Test new technology before putting it into practice. Build trust with your customers by allowing them to test new and unfamiliar technology before integrating it into their business.
  2. Choose the right partners to work with. Working with like minded individuals that believe in your values and goals will help your IT business grow in the right direction.
  3. Don’t forget the basics. For your IT business to succeed, you need to ensure that you’re excelling at the basics, such as customer service and ? which are equally important as the more complex business areas.
  4. Never stop pushing to reach the next stage of growth. If you get comfortable and start sitting still, opportunities for expansion and development will pass you by.

In case you missed it, last month we spoke to Peter and Linda from Equipment for the Physically Challenged. Hear what they have to say about running a successful specialist wheelchair and equipment company in this short video.

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