How Outsourcing Can Help You Build A Better Business
Outsourcing may not be something which springs to mind when you operate a business with fixed premises and employees. Yet there are plenty of advantages for both the owner and staff alike when outsourcing is done correctly and for the right reasons.
How To Outsource Work While Employing Staff
Employees are valuable assets within any business, yet they can also be incredibly costly. When you outsource work, you free up their time to allow them to concentrate on work which is more beneficial to your business, as well as bringing in a different set of skills your employees may not have.
One off jobs or those which occur rarely are perfect examples of when outsourcing can help you to build a better business. Often there may be a new project which you would like to get up and running, yet lack the manpower to start it. As it may not warrant the cost of hiring another full or part-time employee, outsourcing to a project manager for the duration of the project is a better financial decision. Perhaps you send out newsletters to your clients on a regular basis. Rather than taking one of your staff members away from their normal work and costing you money, it is cheaper and a better use of time to outsource that instead.
Finding the right person or people to outsource work to is relatively simple. Asking other business owners for their recommendations is often a great way to go, as is directly communicating through phone or email with potential candidates. Asking for testimonials or references is common, with great freelancers always willing to help you gain a solid understanding of their background and experience.
Outsourcing Brings New Skills To Grow Your Business
Ongoing training for employees requires both a financial and time commitment. While investing in upskilling is important, it is more cost effective to outsource those positions instead, particularly when those skill sets are not used often. With the large pool of experienced and knowledgeable freelancers available, it is cheaper and easier to hire somebody with the skills you need for only the time you need them. They bring new skills to your business, allowing your repertoire of services you offer to clients grow affordably.
Jobs Which Suit Outsourcing
Every office has work which needs doing, with some work being of a higher importance than others. Often employers find it more useful to outsource work which is non-billable, occurs in routine cycles or is cheaper to let someone out of house do.
If it is not central to introducing revenue or giving you a competitive edge, it is most often more viable to outsource. This includes work such as data entry, mail outs, ordering supplies, filing or answering emails.
To find out further how outsourcing work can help build your business, please get in touch. I am more than happy to discuss ways in which I can help reduce the pressures and workload for you, to allow you to concentrate solely on generating income for your business.
Together We Will Grow!