In today’s tech-centric world, IT experts are more in demand than ever before. Considering that our reliance on technology is only going to grow in the years to come, now is an excellent time to start an IT business.

As with any business, successful IT startups require a specific set of tools to be able to function.

Thinking about creating an IT startup, but aren’t sure what tools you’re going to need right out the gate? We’ve got you covered!

Here are five pieces of business equipment you’re going to need when starting an IT company.


1. Computers

While this one may seem like a no brainer, you won’t be able to run an IT startup with your notebook alone. Depending on the services you plan on providing, odds are you’re going to need a fair amount of power to get the job done.

Desktop computers are great for jobs where you need a lot of speed and memory. That said, some of the best machines for coding on the market today are laptops.


2. Software

Like with computers, this one may seem like a no brainer. But, there’s more to running an IT startup than the “tech” alone.

Apart from what you’ll need for your services, you’ll also need software to help manage the business side of your startup. You may want to consider investing in software to cover everything from payroll to project management.


3. Smartphones

Mobility is the way of the future. And, no piece of technology better encapsulates that than the smartphone. While you likely already have a phone, if you’re planning on starting an IT company, you may want to consider investing in a few company phones.

Depending on the services you plan to offer, there’s a good chance you’re going to be handling some sensitive information. And, if you rely on personal tech, there’s a good chance some of that info could leak out.

By using company smartphones, you will have more control over mobile security across your company. On top of that, if you’re planning on specializing in mobile app development or maintenance, having access to smartphones that run on a variety of operating systems is crucial.


4. Servers

While a private server may seem a bit pricy for a startup, it’s an absolute must for anyone trying to break into the tech industry. Aside from securely storing sensitive information, servers are essential if you plan on offering web-hosting services with a quick response time.


5. A Modem

Finally, your IT startup isn’t going to get very far at all without internet access.

Before you open your doors for business, you’re going to need to invest in a modem and a very reliable network connection. Odds are you’re going to be doing most of your business online. So, you need to make sure you have the speed and security to keep your clients happy and get the job done right.

Buying All Your Must-Have Business Equipment
Now that you know what kind of office equipment you need to get your IT startup off the ground, it’s time to get shopping.

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