It’s that time of year again! As brands are pressured to give their best offers and swankiest deals, children and adults alike clamor for the item they’ve been pining for the whole year. But what of us business owners? If you think that the post-Thanksgiving shopping days are just for consumers, you’re missing out! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Super Saturday, Christmas Eve – they’re all fair game for those pieces of hardware you need.
In case you didn’t know, for the first time in decades, Black Friday actually won’t be the pinnacle of the shopping season this year – it’s actually set to be December 23rd. What does that mean, other that as a society we’ve gotten a bit lazier with our gift giving schedule? Deals will abound for the entire month of December.
While these deals are truly incredible, many may still seem out of reach for businesses. However, know that there are definitely financial options available. The best option? Currency, the ultimate online financing resource that offers instant approval of loans, so you can get to work faster.
We chatted with Charles Anderson, CEO of Currency, and he offered his sage advice (and finds) for businesses looking to get ahead this holiday season:
Best Server Deal
It’s been said that every business is a technology business in one way or the other – which means server space is the new printer paper, at least when it comes to ubiquitous needs. Before you buy, evaluate your needs – but do it quickly, because these are, by definition, once a year sales. So think, are you feeling more like Gilfoyle or Gavin Belson? Are you looking to have your own server stack on premise, or looking to rent? No matter your preference, don’t let a lack of servers shut you down and stall your sales. Check out these deals to get started:
A Small Orange – 80% Discount On Plans
Whether you just need a little bit of space (5GB) for your blog, or a lot of space (50 GB SSD) for your business, A Small Orange’s deal is not to be missed. There are also plenty of other server farms that are selling space at a huge markdown this coming weekend!
Lenovo Workstations and Servers – 35% Off
Deal Ends 12/7
Use Coupon Code: SAVE35STATION
The Lenovo ThinkStations are some of the most popular on the market. If you’re looking for a real powerhouse of a machine, the entire range is a great choice.
Best Hard Drive Deal
The worst thing in the world is when the computer you’ve spent so much time working on runs out of space. This happens more often than not to those who work heavily with graphics, from digital artists to game designers. Make sure you and your team aren’t held back when you’re working, and have plenty of space to play. Get those poor people some more space!
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HGST Deskstar NAS – $199 (vs. $369)
H3IKNAS500012872SN (0S03835) 5TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ High-Performance Hard Drive for Desktop NAS Systems Retail Kit
Deal Ends 11/26
- 7200 RPM
- 6Gb/s SATA Interface
- Outstanding Reliability: 1 million hours MTBF, Rotational Vibration Sensor, 24/7 availability
This 5TB hard drive for half the price has excellent reviews! All agreed that this little drive was super fast – sometimes surpassing specs – and a great deal.
Best Software Deal
If you’re in the business of designing anything, you probably want – or need – Adobe Suite. It’s tough to try to do everything in free products, and it doesn’t help morale for new employees to feel that they don’t have the tools they need for peak efficiency. However, you can make your design dreams happen – Adobe is running a holiday shopping deal (it actually started November 15th)!
Adobe Creative Cloud – 20% Off
Deal ends 11/25
Adobe Creative Cloud offers the best of the classic Adobe Suite, with the flexibility of the cloud. They offer a variety of licenses, all of which are discounted during this time, which means no matter what your situation, there’s a solution for you.
Did you find what you were looking for? Does it still seem a little out of reach? Check out Currency to discover how to make your dreams a reality!
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