What Aspects of Your Business Should You Outsource?

outsourcing business tasksAs a business owner you have a never ending to do list. And as your business grows you’ll need some help managing everything.

While you could hire and train employees, there are some tasks that you may just want to outsource to independent contractors.

Here are common business tasks that you can outsource.

Marketing

Marketing is an extremely important aspect of every business. Without marketing your business would be nothing.

And since every business has different marketing needs the person or company you choose to hire will vary. For example, B2B companies may want to go with a highly skilled company like GCL that specializes in leads and telemarking. A small company who caters to a local business would benefit from a person with experience in the local market. An online based business will do fine with a virtual assistant.

If you feel like your marketing efforts aren’t paying off, outsourcing this task could take your business to the next level.

Data Entry

There are some tasks, like data entry, that are easy to do but eat up way too much of your time. For these simple, repetitive tasks you should be able to outsource at a fairly low rate.

You can hire someone locally or post a job ad on an online job board and hire a virtual assistant to take care of data entry tasks for you. Your time would be better spent in a more profitable and productive area of your business.

Accounting

When you first start your business you’re wearing many hats: marketer, accountant, service provider, and customer service rep. But when your business starts to grow the need to outsource advanced tasks to experts increases.

Specialized jobs like accounting or bookkeeping are especially important to be outsourced. An accountant can help you make smart financial decisions and compile important reports for you. They can also keep you up to date on tax laws and regulations that are pertinent to your business.

Getting Started

Once you recognize the areas of your business that you need to outsource comes the hard part: finding the right contractor or company for the job.

Asking for recommendations from your personal network is a good place to start. In addition you can find a lot of reputable companies online. Just be sure to read other customer reviews and get a clear idea on the reputation of the company.

Do you outsource any of your business tasks? If so, which ones?

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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