From the very beginning of your consulting business, you’ve always been a one-man army. You were able to successful deliver satisfying services and results to your clients by doing everything by yourself. But there’s just one problem: your business is not growing because you’re not able to accept more clients.
The answer to that is hire an employee. However, what if you’re not yet sure if you’re ready to have a regular employee? There’s just too many things to consider. A better solution would be outsourcing.
What is Outsourcing?
Outsourcing is simply hiring another person or company to accomplish the tasks you would normally do internally. With more and more individuals working as freelancers these days, the term outsourcing is often being used to identify these people whose services are being paid for by other businesses.
I would say all companies, big or small, do outsourcing. Even the government does it, just think about the waste management and prison services that the United States have been outsourcing to private companies all these years.
So Why is Outsourcing Good for Your Small Business?
There are a number of good reasons why you should try it. Here are some of them:
It will reduce operation costs.
Just imagine if you will have to hire a full-time employee. You will have to pay for a monthly salary. You will have to pay for benefits and taxes. You will have to provide an office space and a workstation. There are just too many costs that come into play when it comes to having a full-time worker. You don’t have these concerns when you do outsourcing.
Get access to world-class talents.
With outsourcing, you are not limited to your locality. Depending on the task, you may be able to hire someone even from across the globe. And you get to choose the best one that you can afford to do the job. That’s because not all contractors or freelancers are the same. Just like anybody else, there are levels of competency and through this process you can find someone who can deliver outstanding output even if they are miles away. Or even across the ocean.
Increase your efficiency.
Since you get to choose who you will outsource the task or project to, you should certainly look for someone who specializes on that kind of job. If they are good at what they do, they can get the job faster and in a more efficient manner. You will not have to worry too much on whether you can meet the deadline, because chances are, your contractor will give you updates on the progress of the task or project.
You can focus on other aspects of the business.
With some of the usual tasks being done by other people, you will then have the extra time in your hands to do some of the more crucial aspects of your small business. Especially the planning part or in creating the vision as to where your business will be heading to and how you can guide it there. Since you are no longer burdened with the minor tasks, you will be free to focus your thoughts and energy on your core business processes.
So there you have it, these are just a few of the top reasons why outsourcing is good for a small business. Or any business for that matter. Why not give it a try? Think of one business task that you can outsource and just do it. Then wait for the amazing result that’s sure to come.