In the early days of starting a business, money is always tight. This can make it difficult to source the equipment and resources you need to get your operation off the ground, including efficient laptop or desktop fulfilment to enable you to go about your work. Some businesses are looking for computer equipment for the day-to-day running of the business while others are after technology which supports them during an event or meeting.
Whatever you need a laptop or computer for, renting can be a great alternative to parting with a large amount of money to buy one. If you are undecided about renting a laptop or hiring a computer for your start-up, here are five benefits to consider.
- Get the latest technology
IT equipment loses value very quickly after it has been purchased as new models are being developed and improved all the time. When you buy a laptop you are parting with a lot of money for IT equipment which will soon be outdated. When you rent a laptop or desktop from Smart, you can take advantage of the latest technological developments with affordable payments and a flexible contract.
- Manage your budget
Minimising your outgoings is often crucial in the early days, so if you only need a laptop occasionally, it makes more financial sense to rent one temporarily rather than parting with a lot of money for equipment that you won’t use regularly. This is an especially good idea if you only need a laptop for a conference or an event. Even if you do need a laptop on an ongoing basis, renting enables you to manage your budget through affordable payments.
- Try before you buy
Renting a laptop or computer is a great way to find out whether or not you will be comfortable with a particular model and whether or not it will be able to meet your business needs. It can be a nightmare when you spend a lot of money on IT equipment only to discover it is missing essential functionality or it is complex to operate. By renting a laptop or computer, you can ensure that you will be able to use it on a long-term basis before investing in your own.
- Free up storage space
Another common issue for start-ups is restricted office space. If you are storing IT equipment, multiple laptops and all the accompanying accessories, then you may be using up unnecessary space. Renting laptops enables you to minimise your office clutter and create a more ordered working environment. When you are finished with the equipment, it can simply be returned.
- Give your team flexibility
If you have a team of people working for your start-up, you should consider enabling them to do so on a flexible basis. This removes the need to pay for office space and affords your team the choice between working from home or a more convenient location, and also to work while travelling. By renting laptops, you can give your team what they need to be more productive and you can keep your IT network flexible as your business evolves.
If you have any questions, or would like a speculative quote for renting just one, or a suite of IT equipment, give the Smart Rental team a call. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions. We also provide next day delivery, so you can be up and running at short notice.
Please note: for Start-ups, we will run credit checks on the Directors rather than the business.