Outsourcing Saves Time and Money
Managing all the activities that relate to a business establishment can be a little involving. There is inventories and delivery management,customer service,production,book keeping,human resource management and other small but important stuff such as writing letters and other correspondence.
A doctor who owns and runs a private hospital will soon come to understand the importance of outsourcing mundane stuff such as filling up hospital discharge letters. These are activities that a well functioning business is supposed to take care of but they don’t in any way contribute to the all important bottom line,which is fundamentally the reason why most business organizations are founded.
Depending on the nature of the business,there are some activities that can be outsourced and others that should be handled in-house.
While it would be easy and advisable to hire an independent contractor or a freelancer to perform some tasks and send us progress reports from time to time,some roles such as customer relations should be handled from within.
Read on to get to know some of the business activities you could consider outsourcing so that you could focus more on the core competencies of your business that contribute to the eventual success of the enterprise.
If you are a forward looking business man or woman,you will find it necessary to have an online presence,building a nice looking website is no longer a “luxury.” There are people who are able to build their business site themselves but the rest of us would rather hire a freelancer to design it and maintain it. Outsourcing this function is not only time saving but also saves money.
The next business related activity that can be outsourced without fuss is the marketing and public relations function. Some of the highest paid professionals anywhere are marketing and public relations people and most small organizations may find paying something like 250,000 dollars quite challenging. It is important to gauge the prospective marketer’s or public relation expert’s suitability by going through the online reviews that have been recorded by their employers in earlier engagements.
Research is another activity you can comfortably turn over to professionals who work independently. A good research professional will give you timely information on the general and specific market information as well as competitor analysis at a fee that is affordable.
Why hire a highly paid employee to perform professional services which can be outsourced at a fraction of the cost? Legal and accountancy services are two examples of professional services that can also be done by professionals who get paid on the basis of the specific work performed. While writing an income verification letter for an employee is important,this is a task that can be done easily and at a reasonable fee by a hired service.
There are certainly other services that can be outsourced;can you think of any others that a business owner could turn over to an independent professional?