Audio visual companies are vital to the success of businesses who deliver events, public speeches and more. While some companies do have all their own audio visual equipment, it is widely accepted that it is actually better to hire a company for those needs. So, before looking at how to find the best company, let’s take a look at what those benefits actually are.
Benefits of Hiring an AV Company
The benefits of working with an audio visual company rather than doing it yourself are clear:
- You know that any equipment you need is available.
- All the equipment will be fully up to date, offering the latest technology.
- You don’t have to worry about maintenance, repairs or insurance.
- All equipment will be tested for safety.
- You don’t need to store the equipment somewhere safely, as this will be done for you.
- If something breaks, it will be replaced or repaired straight away.
How to Find a Good AV Company
Now that you understand why it is a good idea to hire an audio visual company for your needs, you need to know where to find one. Luckily, thanks to the internet, this should not be a problem. A simple Google search will reveal various companies in your local area that you could decide to work with. So many, in fact, that you may feel slightly overwhelmed. Luckily, sifting through these in order to find the best one should not be too difficult.
Any company that is not on the first two pages of Google should be dismissed straight away. AV companies are technical experts, so they should be committed to having a high authority website. Hence, this will already significantly reduce the amount of companies you should look through. Check out their websites and take a look at the services they offer and whether these meet your specific needs.
Next, try to find some honest reviews about the companies you are left with. Social media, and particularly Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are incredibly powerful for this. Other people who have used the company will be likely to have left reviews, whether positive or negative. As you are looking for a business, Yelp may also be beneficial. Do also make sure that you check the Better Business Bureau, as this will tell you whether or not the business has had any complaints, as well as whether or not these have been resolved.
Finally, speak to people you know. It is likely that you have a number of networking contacts and that these have also used audio visual services in the past. They can give you recommendations to either go with a certain company or to avoid them and why.
If you are still left with quite a number of different companies at this point, then simply contact them individually to receive an estimate or quotation. While it may be tempting to choose the cheapest out of the bunch, it is actually more important that you find good value for money.