- Customer Service
- Sales & Marketing
- IT & Maintenance
- Finance and Accounts
- PA & Administrative Services
- Training & HR
- Strategy and Data Analytics
But if you are a small business, a startup how can you get all of these experts? Where do you go for advice? Who advises you on your accounts? Who has all the inside knowledge of HR employment, redundancy? Who knows the numbers?
As your business grows you cannot do everything, so what do you do? Employ? NO! You should outsource. Continue reading and I’ll tell you why.
You can access a wider choice of experts who work from their own home office (virtually), so you are not restricted to where they are based. You get an expert in their field that you can have for when you and your business needs them, if you don’t require their services that week or month then you don’t pay! Sounding good?
I wonder if you spend hours struggling with something that takes you twice as long to complete? We’ve all done it! If you choose to outsource your work it’s completed faster and more thoroughly this saves time and money.
Your risk mitigation strategy is also another a primary reason to embark on outsourcing a professional, they are an expert, so they have the right qualifications, the right knowledge and the right insurance if anything goes wrong. If you hire someone with these credentials you and your business have shown credibility and competency.
There are no ongoing office equipment expenditures, this not only helps the bottom line by cutting back on insurance, but it helps with maintenance and upkeep of all the equipment. Not to mention all the compliance of DSE & HSE. (health and safety nightmare!) Your compliance rules are relinquished; it is in the hands of the freelancer, outsourcer or company.
Freelancers or outsourcers are self-employed, so they take care of their own; training, equipment, pension, sick pay, maternity and insurance. This is another expense saved for you.
I would steer clear of companies that say they are offering cheap assistance, I believe some basic requirements can be met, however they may often speak broken English and many things may get lost in translation. This could then result in the process being longer, more frustrating and costing you valuable time and money.
I will leave you with this:
There are three kinds of service; GOOD | CHEAP | FAST – You can pick any two.
GOOD service CHEAP wont be FAST
GOOD service FAST won’t be CHEAP
FAST service CHEAP won’t be GOOD