You are probably one of those who have heard so much about outsourcing and the inherent benefits to businesses and companies. And, you’re longing to also join the bandwagon of outsourcing users. But, you have this confusion about where and when outsourcing should come in while running a business.
Well, there are no hard and fast rules about where and when to apply outsourcing in a business. However, some tips and guidelines can help you determine the tasks as well as the right time to adopt outsourcing in a business.
Starting with where outsourcing should Come In…
Again, there are no hard and fast rules. But first, you should analyze the tasks that are involved in running your business. There are many business tasks that can be outsourced, starting with the ones that take a lot of time such as admin tasks and customer service.
Sit back and calculate how much time you’re putting into those tasks and how it is affecting your core mission. If you and your current workforce have no trouble (which is unlikely) managing those time-consuming tasks alongside the core tasks, you may delay outsourcing; but, if the opposite is the case, then you should highly consider outsourcing. Some businesses will choose to outsource from the onset.
Outsourcing can be implemented in virtually every business task. But, it is the discretion of the business owner or a company to decide what business functions to outsource. So, from administrative tasks to legal, marketing, branding and other aspects, you can outsource whatever tasks you choose to.
When should outsourcing come in…?
It’s all your choice to decide when outsourcing should be implemented in running your business. If you want to start cutting cost from the inception of your business or company, as well as get relieved from tasks that will eat into meaningful time for core tasks, then you should outsource from the beginning. Sit back and identify the tasks that are better off outsourced from the onset and focus on the core tasks. This will help save both money and time from the onset of a business.
On the other hand, you may choose to delay implementing outsourcing until when you feel it’s time. Probably, you are able to manage things with your present staff at the beginning. But, as growth and expansion sets in, you feel the need to hire more hands without incurring heavy expenses on employees’ remuneration. Don’t delay to adopt outsourcing at such point. It will help you achieve both cost saving, efficiency and faster completion of tasks, as long as you employ due diligence to hire the right outsourcing contractors.
Indeed, outsourcing is worth integrating in any phase of a business, at the beginning or later.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.