When you first start a business, you usually wear a lot of hats. You’re responsible for accounting and bookkeeping, sweeping the floors, and managing your computer and network needs, not to mention sales and marketing, networking, and trying to keep your customers happy. Many business owners never make it out of this phase because there is just so long you can juggle everything

The business owners who take it to the next level have a secret though.  They do what they are best at and they find help for the things that are outside their specialty.  Unfortunately, many business owners will hire people who are jacks of all trades.  They hire an assistant who takes on some of the tasks like posting to social media, straightening the office, and managing computer problems.

You might be surprised to hear that one of the first things we encourage a small business owner to do is to hire a bookkeeper/accountant.  Why? Because not only will they be able to make sure you are billing your clients and collecting your invoices, but they will also be able to guide you when it’s time to start hiring.  They will tell you whether you can and should hire in-house or whether you should outsource.  More times than not, they are going to tell you to outsource your IT department.

Too often the last department to be filled in a small business is the IT department.  The good news is that it can be outsourced and we highly encourage you to do so.

1. You Can Focus on What You’re Good At

You have heard it said before, do what you do best and hire the rest.  This is so true.  IT professionals study for years and are always learning more about your computers, networks and other systems your business depends on.  If you try to do what they are so good at, chances are it will take you longer to do it,  you will not do it as well and worse still, you will be neglecting the things you are best at.

2. IT Requires Specialist Skills

Managing a computer network is a complex task that requires specialist skills and knowledge. By outsourcing your IT department, you can be sure that your network is being managed by experts who can keep it running smoothly. Our team at Gryphon Consulting has been training for years and as technology advances, we are constantly learning to keep up with it.  Although we are true believers that the m