Welcome to 2023! If you are starting a new business, or if you are a few years into your entrepreneurial journey, it might be time to take a look at Microsoft 365 and what it can do for you.

Microsoft 365 is a great fit for many startups, namely because it has some of the best cybersecurity features out there. That means you can focus more on growing your company and less on the hackers and bad actors out there looking to steal your information (and money).

And if you or your employees work remotely, M365 is a great fit – and it doesn’t look like remote work (even part-time) is going anywhere, any time soon.

So, here’s why you should consider Microsoft 365. Read on:


M365 is one of the most secure suite of applications on the market. It uses Azure Cloud Technology and there are many plan options and tiers of service – each with pricing and features. Generally, you can purchase:

  • Business Basic
  • Business Standard

Typically AccuNet clients utilize Business Basic or Business Standard. A third option we use is the Office 365 E3 license type, which is designed for larger organizations, but also has additional tools for data retention for legal compliance and archiving that a smaller business may find useful.

There are other options, as well. Your business will be charged per user and per month, with annual subscription fees. And there are many popular features offered at each level, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams, not to mention Outlook for email.


And Microsoft 365 is one of the safest systems out there, with features like Microsoft Defender. There are also anti-phishing measures included and you get real-time reporting so you can make sure your network is secure.


As a startup, you probably are thinking about price, as well. We get it. But at AccuNet, we have a saying: “IT isn’t expensive; IT disasters are.” And it’s true. While you might pay initially for a system like Microsoft 365, one IT disaster could ruin your business. In fact, the average cost of a data breach in the United States is about $9 million, according to a study by IBM. So investing in a service like this is a small price to pay for security.

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If you have questions about M365, we can help. Contact us today!