As a business owner or entrepreneur, you likely wear a lot of hats and are responsible for a lot that goes on at your company. This can lead to a lot of stress and overworking yourself, which is never good. While you might have some employees, it can still feel like you guys are doing too much and don’t have enough time in the day.
But instead of having you and your employees handle everything, why not consider outsourcing? Outsourcing is a very viable way to free up some time, while also successfully scaling your company and potentially even getting things done better than you or your company would be able to on their own. Here are four things you can outsource at your company.
Accounting is one of the most important things to the health and success of any business. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most daunting and painstaking as you need to keep track of every invoice, receipt and other important documents. Instead of using valuable man hours to handle your accounting, why not outsource?
Outsourcing will allow you to focus on other things while experts handle everything including invoicing, financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable and more. Also, working with a third party accounting firm will ensure that everything is done correctly and accurately, to avoid any potential issues come tax time.
While this likely isn’t an issue if you only have an employee or two, employee management is something that can take a lot of time to handle. You need to handle the employee benefits, payroll, HR and the hiring/training of new employees. All of that equals a lot of your time being spent not doing business-related activities.
Instead of doing it all yourself, why not enlist the help of some Digital Exits PEO services. PEO stands for professional employer organization and they allow businesses to actually outsource common employee management tasks like the ones mentioned above. There are many different PEO service companies out there and they can be a huge help in freeing up more time to handle things that matter more to the success of your business.
While your products and services are important for your business, we would argue that your customer service is just as (if not more) important. It can take years for your good product or service to attract paying customers, but bad customer service can drive them away in seconds. Maintaining a quality customer service team of your own can be expensive, but you don’t want to skimp out and risk losing customers.
Instead, you should consider outsourcing your customer support. There are tons of companies that can help you, and there are thousands of qualified virtual assistants out there who could be your customer service specialist. Of course, you want to do research to ensure the person or company you go with will represent your business well.
Effective and efficient marketing demands a lot of time. Also, it can take years and years to get proficient enough at marketing to handle it yourself. As a result, your marketing will suffer if you just handle it the same way as you do all of the other tasks you juggle on a day to day basis. While you could hire your own marketing team or coordinator, it can often make more sense to outsource.
Working with a marketing firm not only gives you the peace of mind that you have experts handling it, but they will have an outsider’s perspective that a marketing team you hired simply would not. These third-party firms can generally handle everything from ads, web design, social media, press releases and more.