Often small business owners find that they are spending too much valuable time managing the operational logistics of their business when they should be involved in the growth. It’s being said that a little as fifteen percent of small business owners feel like they are focusing on the areas of their business that they should be. This means it might be time to look into outsourcing and although many small business owners like to prove that they can do everything when it comes to growth offloading the smaller, simpler tasks can free up a lot of time.
Have a look below at some of the areas you could consider outsourcing:
A large number of businesses outsource their IT services, this is because without training it can become very complex. Especially if you’re growing and recruiting more and more staff. It not only saves you valuable time it also saves you money in the long run. Using It service providers that are able to monitor, update and install any IT systems that you need will provide you with the flexibility that your business needs.
Answer Phone Service
If you’re like most start-up or small business owners, you will be very used to wearing many hats and this includes answering all of the phones calls. You will often find that it’s hard to switch off and your answering calls past normal trading hours as your passionate about giving your customers the best service. However, as your business grows this is going to become a job in itself and leave you with a very unbalance work-life atmosphere. Using services such as an after hours answering service could prove extremely useful and give you the time you need to focus on other areas or just have some switch-off time.
Finance And Accounting
One of the most common services to outsource is the payroll and finances for large corporations, however, many small businesses are still handling this themselves. Dealing with these areas can not only take up a lot of time but also cause problems if not completed correctly. Outsourcing to a professional service or a freelancer would mean you are having your books and payroll handled by someone that will do it properly and most likely quicker. This means that you are saving money as well as time. This doesn’t mean that you need to relinquish all the control, it’s best to still have a hands-on approach and regular catch up meetings with the service you choose to use.
Social Media Management
Now that we live in a very digital world, businesses are using social media as a way to market. It’s become one of the most successful ways to achieve a solid flow of customers to your website meaning a potential increase in sales. Some of the most popular platforms to use include:
It’s important to have consistency across the board with all the platforms that you choose to use. Work closely with whoever you choose for completing your social media marketing to ensure your customers get the best experience. Do you have any other areas that are ideal for outsourcing that you could share in the comments?