Outsourcing as an Option for Your Small Business

You need to do many things for your small business as an entrepreneur. Also, if you want your whole business to operate in the best possible and optimal way, you will need to do many things on an everyday basis. So, outsourcing can become an option you need to check.

Are you or your business overall have enough potential for everything?

I know that you want control of everything in your own entrepreneurial hands. But, the more important question is do you have enough potential to handle everything in your hands and in such a way enable your business to grow at a level with which you want to grow?

Today it’s not about what you can do, but more about how you can do it and is it worthwhile for you, your company, your employees, your customers, and your partners.

Let’s be honest, you can’t control everything. Because of that, it is a good idea for you as a small business owner to think about outsourcing as a big potential option that will help you in your efforts in growing your small business.

What Type of Tasks Can You Outsource?

This is an important question for you. As you already know there are plenty of tasks that your small business will need to accomplish on an everyday basis.

But, you can’t outsource everything. Some part of the work is your core competence, and you can’t outsource such tasks. But, if you make the analysis of your small business, you can easily understand that today a large part of activities can be outsourced.

For instance, IT outsourcing has become very popular among all types of companies, from SMEs to large enterprises.

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Let’s take a look at what you can put on your list for possible outsourcing.

  • Everything for which you and your business don’t have enough strengths for the qualitative done of the work.
  • Everything for which you and your business have strengths, but it is not adding enough value to your business, or your customers.
  • Everything that’s more expensive to be done from you or somebody from your business.
  • Everything that’s repetitive and not so important for you and your business.
  • Everything that needs a high level of expertise, but it is not cost-effective for your business to be covered by you or your own staff.

Why You Need to Look at Outsourcing as Option for Your Small Business

Probably, now you think why you need to outsource something and pay someone for tasks that simply you can do yourself? It’s not only you, but every entrepreneur asks this question themselves. Logically, you always try to think through the prism of money, because when you think about outsourcing you think more on the money side of what you will need to pay, not about what you will receive as a benefit.

Why do I need to cut my profitability and pay someone to outsource standardized activities?

Why do I need to cut my profitability and pay someone for the expertise tasks, when I can build my own team and do it as a part of my company?

It’s wrong thinking. You need to think that your small business focus will stay on the most important things for your company. Yes, when you outsource everything that’s not your core business you can put all of your focus on the most important things that will help you grow faster than you can grow without outsourcing.

Another reason, why outsourcing has an advantage is it cost-effective. Today’s technology will enable you to find professionals from any part of the world. For example, you don’t need a web designer when you make only once a year redesign of your business website.

You need to understand that the whole philosophy around outsourcing is to save your own time and time for your employees. In such a way, you will make your small business become a more productive workplace.

Dragan Sutevski

Posted by Dragan Sutevski

Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan