Posts Categorized: Small Business

Why Nice is The Killer IT Skill

Mike is the CEO & Founder of Ripple IT support in Atlanta GA.

When I started Ripple, it was in no small part because of the way IT people were acting. Busy, smug and secretive. So I set out to build an IT company with a culture of being nice, friendly and approachable. Pretty regularly people will say to me “well, that’s neat, but does it really matter?”… Read more »

Computer Warranties

Computer Warranties | Ripple IT

We always recommend replacing computers every 3 years and maintaining a next business day (“NBD”) onsite repair warranty on them for those 3 years. It’s one of the core principles of successfully delivering managed services and IT support for small business. Why? On average roughly 1 in 5 laptops fail in the first 3 years… Read more »

Best Practices for Computer Life Cycles

Ripple IT is a client of Whiteboard

I met with a new client the other day to deliver an assessment report. At the start of each new client relationship we evaluate their existing IT infrastructure and practices and deliver a report that serves as a baseline, from which we can measure our attempts to improve things. Reviewing the report with the client… Read more »

Taxes: Section 179 Changes and Small Businesses

Tax Changes to Section 179

Congress has just passed The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, which includes some significant tax breaks for small businesses. Highlights of the legislation include: Increased section 179 expense amount – Under current law, most small businesses can elect to immediately expense up to $128,000 each year of the cost of furniture and equipment purchased for… Read more »