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3 Things Every Start-Up Should Outsource

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Part of the entrepreneurial mindset pushes a lot of people to want to keep everything under their control. Yes, there are certain advantages to keeping every process at your business in-house. However, when you’ve only just managed to get your business off the ground, taking this course of action can lead to you spreading your time and money way too thin. Here, we’ll go over three things that every new business should outsource.

Financial Management

You may be able to get by doing your own number-crunching in the infancy of your business, but once you begin to generate more of a profit margin, outsourcing your accounting becomes more or less necessary. Bookkeeping, compiling reports, filing tax returns and every other part of financial management can be a massive strain on your time and manpower. These are resources that could be better spent on the core processes of your business; the things that are going to generate revenue, and keep you moving onto the next big milestone in your business plan. Aside from this aspect to it, hiring a professional, experienced accountant can be tough when you’re first starting out, especially if you don’t have much experience conducting recruitment drives. The people working for an independent accounting firm, on the other hand, will have dealt with many clients like you before, and will always deliver a high standard.

Your Online Branding

No business can survive for long without a decent online brand. Google is the main tool most of us turn to whenever we need to find any kind of product or service. It’s a smart move to outsource everything relating to your online brand, from web design to SEO to your social media platforms. After taking a few crucial details from you, online branding professionals will be able to create the best website, and formulate the best marketing strategies for your unique brand. Just make sure you’re clear on the results you want to see, and going for comprehensive services, rather than outsourcing to several different firms. Unless they’re all in constant communication with each other, this will only weaken your digital brand. If you have too many different entities working on your online presence, it will gnaw away at any brand consistency, confuse your customers, and ultimately drive them away!

Admin and Scheduling

Again, this is something that you’ll be able to manage pretty easily when you’re first starting out. However, as your business expands, admin and scheduling tasks will take up more and more of your time. This stage is when time is going to be the most precious resource you have, so don’t let a second of it be wasted by spreading yourself too thin! Setting up appointments and meetings, chasing late-paying clients, and replying to routine emails, are all important, but can be a major distraction from the more pressing, core processes at your business. By outsourcing these little, repetitive tasks, you’ll make yourself much more flexible. This way, you’ll be able to concentrate on the more pressing matter of growing your venture.

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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