3 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding Headcount
By Mike Kemp, Director of Sales, cStor
If you’re like many businesses right now, you may be struggling to find and retain staff. This can greatly impact your ability to grow your business.
According to a poll by CNBC, “half of U.S. workers describe their companies as being understaffed, and these workers are more likely to say they have recently considered quitting.” They state the situation is compounded as remaining workers are under greater stress from increased workloads, increasing the risk of burnout and staff loss.
If you are struggling with limited staff and a growing list of IT projects that are demanding your attention, there are ways to keep your focus on your growth objectives without the need to hire more staff. Here are three services that can help ease your staffing concerns while keeping you on your growth trajectory.
1) IT Staff Augmentation Services
IT Staff Augmentation services can be a great way to supplement your in-house staff. Staff Augmentation provides a flexible way to meet your needs including:
- Short-term or long-term (project-based)
- Contract to hire
- Direct hire
This can free up your existing employees to focus on other tasks, while still ensuring that your IT needs are met. By leveraging IT staff augmentation, you can get your critical business projects off the ground and keep the team focused on core growth initiatives.
In addition, using an IT staff augmentation partner guarantees that you will have professionals dedicated 100% to the development of your project. This will help you achieve higher productivity and shorter delivery timeframes to meet your objectives and maximize your profitability quicker.
2) Cybersecurity Services
Today’s businesses are faced with ongoing threats ranging from data breaches to ransomware and insider threats with new exploits surfacing on a daily basis. Many businesses do not have the staffing ability – either through limited budgets or employee shortages – to fully dedicate to their cybersecurity initiatives. Yet, cybersecurity is critical to keeping your operations running and protecting your growth.
With outsourced cybersecurity services, you can protect your business from current and potential threats. Cybersecurity services range from developing strategies to detecting current threats in your environment to preventing future threats. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to cybersecurity frameworks and strategy, cybersecurity consulting services can be a great resource. These services can help you assess your current state of security and infrastructure, and then make recommendations on the best framework, help create a detailed security plan, and ensure your business is protected. By ensuring your organization is secure, you can avoid costly damages and downtime. More time spent being productive means more profitability and growth, which can impact your bottom line and hinder growth.
3) IT On-Demand Services
Many businesses are now turning to on-demand IT services to meet their needs. This can be especially helpful if you have a limited IT staff, if you have specific tasks, or if your IT needs fluctuate. By using on-demand services, you can get the support you need when you need it, without having to commit to a long-term contract or hire additional full-time employees.
For example, if you’re looking to implement a new software system, you may not need to hire a full-time IT employee to manage the project. Instead, you can work with an on-demand IT service provider to get the job done. Another example is using services like ManageWise to handle your system maintenance and upgrades. This not only ensures your software is up-to-date and secure so you can keep business running, but it allows your IT staff to work on more strategic growth projects.
By utilizing these services, you can keep your focus on growth objectives without the need to add additional headcount. This can help you save money and ensure that your business is able to meet its goals. For information on how cStor can help you with any of these IT services, please reach out to us.