Solopreneurs: 5 ways outsourcing IT can boost your single-employee business

Going it alone in the world of business? According to statistics, you’re NOT alone! 80% of small businesses in the U.S. operate without any employees—meaning, one tough, whip-smart CEO runs the whole ship.

When you’re the only employee in your small business, it can often feel like it’s you against the world. However, just because you wear a lot of hats in your day-to-day routine doesn’t mean you have to be an expert in every facet of business. In particular, your technology needs shouldn’t hold back your business. If you find yourself frustrated with a slow computer, disorganized file-storing system, or flummoxed by taxes, you’re not alone.

Here are five ways outsourcing your IT needs can help boost your business.

  1. You free up more time to do what you do best. You’re a business owner! Whether you specialize in dog grooming, accounting, marketing, or something in between, your responsibilities should be about your business. When you’re not worrying about IT concerns, you’re spending more time with clients, seeking new business, and promoting your business.
  2. You have an on-call expert ready to help you. Through remote monitoring and management, you get peace of mind. We offer 24/7/365 monitoring and performance optimization, often taking care of issues before you even know they exist. And if you ever have a question, we’re here to help—by phone, email, or carrier pigeon!
  3. You aren’t “doomed” if you catch a virus. This is one major issue that solopreneurs come up against. Because they often work from a single “business” computer, like a go-to laptop, there’s a risk the whole business comes to a grinding halt if that one machine goes out of commission. However, when you work with a managed service provider, you don’t have to stress about things you might be missing (antivirus updates, suspicious downloads, running malware checks). In the event that a virus does make its way into your system, we have backup systems in place to restore your files—and get you back up and running before your business is affected.
  4. You’re networking. One of the hardest parts of being a solopreneur is missing out on a company culture. Silly things like office banter, chats by the coffee machine, and lunch with your coworkers end up being some of the things you miss. Outsourcing some of your automation doesn’t immediately lead to best friendships (although, we could tell you a few things about barbecue and Disney movies), but it does help you stay connected with other professionals. By building out your network, you can find new ways to interact with other businesses—like MSPs, accountants, and legal advisors. You never know when a referral will come through the pipeline!
  5. You have the ability to separate yourself from your business. This is one of the simplest ways working with an MSP helps solopreneurs, but it’s also one of the most important. As a single-employee business owner, it can feel impossible to tear yourself away from the business long enough to give yourself a day off. Delegation helps ease this process. By separating yourself from a facet of the business where you’re not the expert, you build yourself a support network that makes it easier to find ways to let go in the future.

Just because you’re the only employee in your small business doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. At Grand Technology Solutions, we offer real fixes to your business IT issues—and genuine help, every step of the way. Give us a call at (904) 606-6011 or email to learn more.


Paul May