Microsoft SharePoint for small businesses

by | Aug 10, 2021 | Business, Microsoft

Sharepoint is the most common intranet system in the world because it’s a part of the Microsoft ecosystem. Most small businesses choose SharePoint for that reason alone but it also offers many useful features and it is very easy to use. In this blog post, we will outline two different types of SharePoint sites: modern and communication.

Different types of SharePoint sites

#1 Modern Team site

This type of site is attached to a team. When you create a team in Microsoft Teams, a SharePoint site that lives behind that team is created automatically. Every single team that you have in your organization has a SharePoint site sitting behind it. Most of the time, it only gets used for storing and collaborating on documents rather than the intranet components.

#2 Communication site

A SharePoint communication site is mostly used for one-way information sharing. This type of site can be used for any overarching team that needs to communicate information to an entire organization. These sites are often used to encourage employee engagement. The most common example is a human resources site where employees can access their employee handbook and policies. Communication sites are also used to share company-related news, events, announcements etc.

Site design

When it comes to creating a SharePoint site, the world is your oyster. You can choose from a variety of pre-made templates or create new ones. Creating a site is easy and with so many formatting options, you can design a site that reflects your brand. You can add your own graphics or select from the stock imagine library, modify formatting and font colours, customize the paragraph type, add links, videos and so much more.

If you have Office 365 you can use SharePoint as your small business intranet. There is no additional logins required, like a third-party system may require. And while SharePoint is not the most advanced intranet system it has all of the features that small businesses require today. It is always being improved, it is highly secure and mobile-friendly. Contact us before you roll it out and we will help you with your initial IT project planning so that you can get the most out of your Microsoft subscription.