Business outsourcing can be a little daunting if you are just starting out. Allow us to help you find a way to minimize operating expenses without sacrificing quality, through outsourcing. We can assist you in finding the right persons for your tasks or projects.
Below are 3 simple steps every beginner should follow:
STEP # 1 Accept that you need to delegate the work
Businesses usually start as a one-man-show, with the owner doing everything on his own. This is a good way to save money, especially during the early stages. But as you continue to build your business, it may be difficult for you to handle all the necessary tasks alone. In order for you to focus on the core areas of your business, you must learn to delegate certain tasks. This is where business outsourcing comes in. No need to hire full-time workers and rent an office, you can have a virtual team or even just a virtual assistant to do business-related tasks. It is more cost efficient, without compromising the quality of work.
You should learn to accept the fact that as your business grow, you will most definitely need to delegate certain tasks to others so that you can focus on the most important aspect of your business.
STEP # 2 Determine which areas to be outsourced.
Now that we’ve made clear that you need to delegate certain tasks of your business to a virtual employee, let us determine which areas of your business are ideal for outsourcing. Again, this will depend on the type of business that you have. Aside from that, you must also weigh in what your strengths and weaknesses are when deciding. Decide which part of your business works well under your management, maybe you should and keep working on that area yourself. Ensure that your relationship with your clients will not suffer when you start outsourcing.
I have here a list of areas, which you can outsource: Customer service, data management, social media management, accounting and payroll, market research, website development and management, lead generation and market research. You can create a team of virtual employees who will fill in each of the areas you are outsourcing.
STEP # 3 Research which outsourcing company will best fit your requirements.
After knowing that you need to outsource certain areas of your business, and knowing which areas those are, it is time to select an outsourcing company that will provide you with highly skilled, professional and efficient staff.
How do we select the right outsourcing company to be our partner on this? Most business owners will search online and check out different outsourcing companies. You can do the same. List down the companies that you think can handle your requirement, and then contact the company and do a little interview of your own. Ask them about their experience- if they have previously handled the same type of service you are looking for. It is also important that you ask about their clients (previous and present). Some other questions you can ask are: Are they operating in the same time zone as you are and if not, how do they work around it? How about communication and language? After all, it is a vital part of outsourcing. How do they handle sensitive information? You can also check their credentials and record. These are just the basics that you need to ask a potential outsourcing partner. However, do not be limited to these questions. Ask whatever you have in mind so all your bases are covered.
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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