Business outsourcing can work wonders for business owners, regardless of the size of their business. However, there are barriers that they must learn to push past through to increase productivity and sales. If you want to learn more about this, then read on.
There are many barriers that may hinder business owners from moving forward into business outsourcing. If you find yourself caught up in one of these barriers, fear not, there’s a way around it. We offer a free mindmap, a collection of outsourcing tools and resources to help you succeed in business outsourcing.
But before that, let me share with you what I think are the top 3 barriers to business outsourcing. Conquering these barriers will help increase your productivity and sales, without spending too much on labor.
Barrier # 1 UNCLEAR GOALS
The reason why you are looking into business outsourcing is because you want to focus on the core of your business without having to put up a physical office and hire on-site employees. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that your virtual team will do everything by themselves. You must set a goal with them to finish a set of task and get the desired results.
This is considered a barrier because if your goals for putting up a virtual team or to go into business outsourcing are unclear, you are just wasting your time, energy and money. And you will not be able to move forward if you don’t know your goals.
Even before you set up your virtual team, define your goals first. Why do need to have a virtual team and what do you want them to accomplish? Knowing this, you can easily delegate tasks to your team.
Barrier # 2 REFUSING TO ACCEPT CHANGE
Business owners would often think that they could do everything on their own. This is especially true for those with small to medium-sized businesses, and for those doing transactions using the Internet. But when your business demands become more than what you can handle, this idea of doing everything by yourself becomes too ridiculous.
If you refuse to accept that you need to change your ways and look into business outsourcing, then expect that there would be lost income along the way. Instead of building your business, you might find yourself fighting to keep your business afloat. Accept that you have strengths as well as weaknesses that need to be addressed.
Barrier # 3 UNDEFINED EXPECTATIONS
As a business owner, you must have clarity on what you want to accomplish not just for your business but also with the people you work with. If you have a virtual team working for you, it is imperative that they have a clear understanding of what you want from them and how you want things to be done.
If you do not define your expectations then you wouldn’t know how to proceed with outsourcing. And your virtual team will also get lost in the process. Defining expectations must be done from the beginning of each project so that productivity will not suffer.
Sometimes it is hard to define expectations but it must be done. Just simply think about what you want to be the end goal and work your way backward from there.
If you’re a business owner who wants to focus on growing your business and leave day to day operations to a virtual assistant, I’d like to invite you to take the next step with a FREE “Strategy Call” with UK-based outsourcing expert, Yeukai Kajidori.
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