Starting your business was no small undertaking. Keeping it going was huge. Now, looking at business growth and expansion, it’s time to question what you are willing to let go in order to grow.

When you started your business, managing the IT, seemed simple—get the internet going, set up email, set up workstations—done! Except as you have discovered, that isn’t [done]. Most startups cobble together a version of business tech, but it doesn’t take long till the demands of customers, expansion, cyber-threats, and security beg for more attention. And at this point, you have a choice; sideline your focus on business growth or concentrate on what you do best and hand over IT to a partner you trust.

What are your reasons for putting off partnering with managed IT Support? If anything resonates, I have some solutions.

Lack of Expertise

Unless you have a background in IT, bringing technical support to your business is daunting, not to mention a frustrating time suck. You’re smart, you handled the basic tasks like setting up email accounts, but more complex jobs like server maintenance or cybersecurity are beyond your skill set or at least beyond your commitment to time and learning. Watch out, this is where you can end up spending a lot of time and resources trying to figure things out. This prioritizes away from other important business functions that will create growth for your operation.

Solution: Hire an IT Consultant or Managed Service Provider (MSP). This is a cost-effective solution for your business. Managed IT experts help you address your technology infrastructure, provide advice on the best tools and practices to use, and even help you with cybersecurity.

Time Constraints

As a business owner, your time is limited, you have other responsibilities that demand your attention. Trying to do IT support for your own business is a significant time drain, especially if you are not familiar with the technology you are working with.

Solution: Outsourcing IT support to an MSP or consultant will free up time to focus on other important aspects of your business. They will handle routine IT tasks, such as backups, updates, and maintenance, leaving you to focus on growing your business.


Hiring an MSP or consultant likely seems expensive, especially for smaller businesses with limited budgets. However, trying to do IT support for your own business is likely more costly in the long run if you end up making expensive mistakes or experience downtime due to technology failures.

Solution: Many MSPs offer flexible pricing options that can be customized to meet your business needs and budget. You may only need IT support for a few hours a week, or you may need a more comprehensive service package. An MSP will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs and budget.

Lack of Resources

Trying to do IT support for your own business is challenging if you do not have the right resources, such as software or hardware. Purchasing the necessary tools and equipment is expensive, especially for small businesses.

Solution: An MSP provides access to the latest technology tools and equipment, ensuring that your organization has the resources it needs to function efficiently and operate with the tools and efficiencies of a much larger company. Your managed IT partner will provide recommendations on the best tools and practices to use, helping you make informed decisions that can save you time and money.

Trying to do IT support for your own business can be daunting, especially if you lack the necessary expertise, time, resources, and budget. By outsourcing IT support to an MSP or consultant, you will free up time, reduce costs, and ensure that your business has access to the latest technology tools and equipment. Ultimately, this will help you focus on growing your business and achieving your goals.