Business Owners and decision makers depend on their accounting partners for advice

According to a report by Small Business Payments Insights in February 2020. The number one source of business advice for small business is their bank with the businesses accountants in second place at 43%. As businesses mature and grow, naturally they will turn from their bank to their financial advisors for general business advice on a more permanent basis.

With economic pressure and pandemic response. Business owners today will be looking for the most salient of advice in terms of not only financial management but for strategy and operations management too.

With 2020 being the year that established businesses started to question the need for their expensive offices, after the majority of their staff had been forced to work from home in the mandatory lockdowns. As businesses move people between office and home on a more permanent basis, they will naturally be seeking advice on, if whether they have the right technology in place to operate in this new format? See our article on this subject. Or if whether with the current economic uncertainty, if they have the best commercials in place with their vendors, or if there are alternatives they could be considering?

Plus many new businesses also stopped worrying about the cost of having their own offices and simply followed the trend for homeworking. Already 2020 has seen the growth in new businesses without any form of office, whose employees work remotely.

And why not, with the availability of communications technologies via the cloud, enabling businesses of all sizes to operate from just about anywhere, when previously those communications and services technologies had only been available in centralised locations, now is the time for entrepreneurs to leverage the power of technology and the cloud to compete . As long as the employees have access to good internet connectivity  – Today this means broadband speeds of 50MBs plus – (take a look at our ‘Agile Work Ready, Working Remote is Here to Stay (link to ‘Agile work Ready Nov20_186Kloud’ PDF for and firm to download) guide to checklist what this means). Then the business will also need some standard business applications such as for example Office 365, Teams, collaboration (messaging, video and voice) as well as storage, back up and recovery. Which, can all be accessed via the cloud. The great news is that whatever the size of the business, whether it’s 1 or 1 million employees, these services are available on a per user pricing model.

But here is the problem, the vendors and the technologies are confusing. What they need is a trusted advisor to help them identify the most appropriate technologies from the most suitable of vendors Obtain the most attractive pricing and to help manage the selected vendors, post order for installation, billing and support. That is where 186Kloud come in.

Your customers need services, advice and support. All we ask from you is for the introduction when they are ready to speak to us, as your strategic partner. For any services that we help your customer procure, we will share the resulting commissions with you, its that simple.

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We will then send you the 186Kloud Professional Service Programme Partner PDF, that explains how the relationship could work and what our commitment to you and your customer will be.