Starting a small business is a lot of work. As the owner, you are responsible for everything ranging from hiring employees, managing revenue, marketing, keeping your customers satisfied, and the list goes on. The unfortunate truth is that entrepreneurs can’t do it all and even though you may be an expert in your field, other areas may be less than familiar. This is absolutely normal and every business owner we have spoken with has felt the same way. The next big question asked is “should I hire a new employee or outsource?”

In this blog, our team of experts goes over the reason why outsourcing your IT department might be the most beneficial thing for your business. With that being said every business is in a different situation and for some select businesses, it may be in your best interest to internally hire. To find out if that is the case set up a meeting with our team at info@aspis.us

IT and Cybersecurity are two topics we take very seriously. This should come as no surprise, seeing as we are a small business that specializes in IT and cybersecurity services. One of the core values of our small business is ‘community.’ Therefore, we do our best to spread the word and educate other small businesses on the importance of cybersecurity in today’s world. We have written many blogs in the past about why cybersecurity is so important for new AND well-established small businesses

Yes your small business needs cybersecurity

We have recommended again and again that every small business needs to invest in and take cybersecurity seriously if they want to keep their business alive. But what does that actually look like? Do you hire your own internal IT professional? Do you outsource your IT help? Here at Aspis, we believe that outsourcing your cybersecurity help from an IT professional can be the best way forward for many small businesses. Not only is this strategy more cost-effective for most businesses, outsourcing your IT professionals bring a much wider range of technical knowledge. 

Reason #1 to Outsource: Cost 

Being cost-effective is at the forefront of importance with most small businesses. If small businesses spend too much money, it’s over. Therefore, you need the most cost-effective IT professional you can get. The reason that outsourcing cybersecurity help is more cost-efficient than hiring an internal IT professional is simple: Often, paying a flat monthly fee for outsourcing is cheaper than paying 1 person a full-time salary + benefits. Why is this? Again, the answer is simple. There are plenty of companies out there that specialize in outsourcing IT help, and they know that they need to charge less than what it would cost most small businesses to hire 1 person. Outside of very rare circumstances, this cost summary is going to be true across the board. 

Reason #2 to Outsource: Technical Knowledge

Cost is not everything. It is important, yes, but so is quality. You want the highest quality IT help you can get for the lowest cost; that’s the dream anyway. Lucky for you, the highest quality of IT professionals often goes hand in hand with outsourcing your IT help. Let me explain why. If you were to hire 1 person, they only know so much. They may be great at dealing with phishing attacks, but not know a lot about stopping ransomware. However, if you outsource your IT help through a company, they can provide multiple different IT professionals who each are experts in their own specialty. Outsourcing your IT help means that if you need to stop phishing attacks, they will send the phishing expert.

If you need to combat ransomware, you’ll get someone who specializes in dealing with ransomware. If you need basic cybersecurity training for your staff, you will get someone who is great at training, specifically. This level of quality and wide range of skills could never be expected from one person. 

If this all sounds too good to be true, it’s not. This is the reality of cybersecurity consulting businesses like Aspis. We can be your go-to for cybersecurity no matter who you are. Whether you’re a small business or a government agency, Aspis has got you covered. Just because we are located in Kansas City doesn’t mean that we can help businesses across the country. If you think your business could benefit from a wide range of IT professionals, don’t be afraid to reach out to Aspis and set up a consultation. 

Who is Aspis Consulting?

Aspis is an IT professional services firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri specializing in cybersecurity and management consulting. Aspis strives to make enterprise cybersecurity solutions and professional services accessible to all sizes of organizations from small to medium-sized businesses to large Fortune 500 enterprises; non-profits; and municipal, state, and federal government agencies. Our values are Integrity, Community, Diversity.

Aspis’ vision is to democratize cybersecurity. This means that through our mission we strive to make enterprise cybersecurity solutions, IT professional services, and administrative and management consulting services accessible to all sizes of organizations from small and medium-sized businesses to large Fortune 500 enterprises; non-profits; and to local, state, and federal government agencies. We right-size our enterprise products and services for the SMB market so they are affordable.

With the additional locations of Duluth, Minnesota, and Washington, DC Aspis has grown to become a national brand and has helped businesses of all sizes with their cybersecurity needs. Our team offers a full suite of services including cybersecurity management consulting; compliance assessments; security awareness training; and darkweb monitoring to both our commercial and government clients. Our organization has been featured in publications including Forbes, IBM, and the US Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Aspis is a Certified HUBZone Small Business, Certified LGBTBE, and Certified Virginia Values Veterans company. https://aspis.consulting

Worried about your business and Russian cyberattacks? To learn more about how Aspis can help you with your cybersecurity or administrative needs check out our website. Also, follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Instagram. We post things to stay up to date on cybersecurity news, company updates, and need-to-know tips.

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