If there was ever a right time to evaluate the efficiencies of your businesses, the middle of a pandemic and a recession, seems like a very good time to start. It may be that you’ve already had to make tough decisions to keep your business afloat, that your time is now even more restricted than before, or possibly, you’ve seen your business thrive.

If any of the above apply to you and your business, it might be that you are ready to think about outsourcing parts of your business. It might feel like a huge step and, if honest, a bit scary but if we consider some of the reasons that you would outsource, it may turn out to be the perfect solution

You don’t have time to do it all!

If you’ve ever turned down paid work to spend time on admin or filing your accounts, this is a perfect reason why outsourcing would benefit you. If you outsourced these types of tasks, you would free up your time to focus on income-generating tasks.

You need the help of an expert

An example here is building a website. If you don’t know what you are doing and would have to take time to learn, wouldn’t it be better to outsource to an expert? I quickly realised that I could spend hours trying to create something, that I probably still wouldn’t be happy with, and decided to work with an expert. It left me free to focus on client work and the end result is a website that looks professional that I’m proud of.

You’re worried about committing to an employee

In such uncertain times, employing someone on a full or part-time basis is risky, there are costs involved that are fixed no matter how busy or quiet your business is. A VA is a great example of this, if you had a part-time admin person they would need to be paid a salary each month. However, if you work with a VA on an ad hoc basis, there is a minimal commitment as you only pay for the time you need.

Business is going great and you are ready to grow

If you’re at a point of growth in your business the only solution may be to outsource some tasks so that you can focus on revenue-generating tasks, as well as strategy and growth planning. These tipping points are difficult as you need to generate more time in your day but you may not be ready to make the financial commitment to add people to your team. Outsourcing provides the solution as you can receive expert support in a flexible way with minimal commitment.

In summary, working with an outsourced service provides you with the flexible, cost-effective support that you need to effectively manage your business and your time. It is a great solution to help businesses (big and small) to receive expert help in niche areas that business owners and employees may not specialise.

Take a look at my website for more information about the services that I offer to support business owners, www.helenporterpa.com.

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