Outsourcing Saves Time and Money
It has never been easy to run a business. There is inventories and delivery management,customer service,production,book keeping,human resource management and other small but important stuff such as writing letters and other correspondence.
A doctor who owns and runs a private hospital will soon come to understand the importance of outsourcing mundane stuff such as filling up hospital discharge letters. All these are some of the business activities that a wise business person could outsource so that they may dedicate more time to activities that make the business more competitive in the market place.
Depending on the nature of the business,there are some activities that can be outsourced and others that should be handled in-house.
While it would be easy and advisable to hire an independent contractor or a freelancer to perform some tasks and send us progress reports from time to time,some roles such as customer relations should be handled from within.
Read on to get to know some of the business activities you could consider outsourcing so that you could focus more on the core competencies of your business that contribute to the eventual success of the enterprise.
There is no business worth its salt today that doesn’t have a site where they can interact with and engage their customers and make announcements of new product or services. If you know how to build a detailed site and have the time to do it,you can do it yourself in the DIY spirit. It is a lot cheaper to work with a freelancer than to hire a permanent technical staff to build and do the site maintenance work.
The next business related activity that can be outsourced without fuss is the marketing and public relations function. Marketing professionals don’t come cheap and hiring one might not be affordable for most small business establishments. It is important to gauge the prospective marketer’s or public relation expert’s suitability by going through the online reviews that have been recorded by their employers in earlier engagements.
You may also consider hiring someone to handle your product research and to gather important market information. Hiring a qualified professional to gather crucial information on the market and competition is a good idea that will save you a lot of money and help you lay better business strategies.
Professional services are other business tasks that could be outsourced cheaply to third parties who work from outside the organization. Some of the tasks that can be outsourced are book keeping services and legal services that involve drawing up of simple contracts and other simple work. While writing an income verification letter for an employee is important,this is a task that can be done easily and at a reasonable fee by a hired service.
Do you think there are other business tasks that could be easily handled by freelancers and other professionals to save time and money?