How Outsourcing Can Help You Grow Your Business

outsourcingWhen you first start your business chances are you’re working with a very small team or maybe by yourself. As you grow handling day to day tasks becomes a lot harder.

Your workload starts to pile up and you simply don’t have enough time to get everything done. You feel stuck.

This is when it’s time to outsource.

Why Outsource?

For many entrepreneurs and small business owners handing over tasks to someone else is hard to do. After all you’ve been in control this whole time.

But if you don’t start getting help your business will stagnate. It’s important to recognize when you need to hire help.

There are two things that I believe every entrepreneur should outsource.

Let’s take a look.

Outsource the Busy Work

Are there certain tasks that you find yourself doing over and over that you could easily pass off to someone else?

If so, don’t let these things eat up your time. You should be focused on growth – not on the tiny details.

Make a list of all of the things you do on a regular basis that are wasting your time. Once you have your list start small.

Find an assistant or a reputable company who can perform these duties for you. You’ll be surprised at how much faster your company can grow when you’re free to dedicate your time to the important tasks.

Outsource the Specialty Work

There are some things you’re just not good at – and that’s okay. Nobody is ever perfect at everything.

For instance, if you hate social media but know its key to your businesses growth you could hire a company like Global Response to manage your social media.

There’s no point in doing tasks that you’re 1) not good at and 2) don’t enjoy doing, because quite frankly you’re not going to see much results by doing them yourself.

If you want to see big returns hire out all of your specialty work. It’s an investment worth making.

Who Should You Outsource To?

Once you have your list of the things you need to get help with it’s time to start looking for that help.

Depending on what line of business you’re in you could hire a dedicated assistant for the small stuff or hire an experienced company if you need to have manufacture a product (like a reliable sourcing company as for your business, to take the load off your shoulders.

Start by asking for references from others in your field. Once you get a couple companies or assistants narrowed down make a call to each.

Find out how their process works, what results they anticipate, and how much they charge. But remember, cheaper isn’t always better.

Final Thoughts

Outsourcing will become necessary at one point or another for most business owners. Start small and you’ll quickly see the benefits of getting help with your business.

What type of tasks would you be interested in outsourcing?

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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