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5 Tasks That Your Business Should Outsource
June 12, 2018

5 Tasks That Your Business Should Outsource

As a small business owner, it’s impossible for you to take on every necessary task that’s needed to run your operations. Plus, you might not possess certain intricate skills, or it isn’t financially or logistically feasible for you to hire full-time, in-house employees for every role.

Due to these reasons, you should consider outsourcing certain work to outside agencies or freelancers. Although it can be difficult to relinquish control, if you find individuals or companies that you can trust, you’ll likely enhance your business by doing so. In this post, we’ll provide examples of certain tasks that you should contemplate outsourcing, so that you can improve your small business and ensure that projects are being completed by knowledgeable professionals!

1. Accounting

Let’s face it – not everyone has the expertise or simply the patience to handle accounting. Instead of trying to manage your business’s finances independently, hire an experienced accountant with deep financial knowledge. You’ll be confident trusting them with your finances, and won’t have to worry about making major mistakes that could cost your business money.

2. Legal

When running a small business, it’s imperative that you remain compliant when negotiating contracts, obtaining financing, terminating employees, and protecting your company’s intellectual property, just to name a few examples. Without a lawyer, it can be challenging to be aware of and follow laws pertaining to your industry and the geographic location that your business is based in. By hiring an experienced legal team to provide you with guidance, you can avoid costly lawsuits and other issues.

3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

You might not realize it, but appearing in Google search results is crucial. If you want to attract customers that are seeking out products or services that you provide, appearing on the first page of search results can ensure that these individuals find your business’s website instead of a competitor’s. Because of this, you should be utilizing SEO techniques that can help improve your website’s existing rankings. If you or your team aren’t familiar with SEO strategies, you should hire an SEO agency to handle these matters for you. They’ll be able to revise your website’s content and devise a plan that will improve your business’s SEO, which will hopefully lead to increased sales.

4. Website Design

If you’re a new business owner looking to create a website for your company, or want to rebrand an existing business website, this can be time-consuming. Plus, if you don’t have website design or coding skills, it likely won’t turn out the way you’ve envisioned. Instead of creating a website that is unprofessional, difficult to navigate, or doesn’t reflect your branding, we suggest outsourcing the work to a website designer. You’ll likely be more satisfied with the results, and won’t need to waste your valuable time trying to complete the project.

5. Customer Service

Of course, you and your entire staff should be well-versed in providing top notch customer service. Most employees likely interact with clients in some capacity, so they should all be able to provide customer service when needed. Still, customer service is a full-time role, and you might need some extra help. Instead of neglecting customers or forcing them to wait for long periods for assistance, consider paying a phone screening service or a customer service company that can answer employee inquiries during off-hours. Ultimately, happy customers will be more likely to become loyal, return clients, so make sure that you’re getting additional help in this area if needed.

Outsourcing – It Can Benefit Your Business!

Now that we’ve reviewed five areas that you should consider outsourcing to professionals, it’s time to consider tasks that your business might need to hire an outside company or agency for. Although there are certainly benefits to handling certain work in-house, having a contracted freelancer or team to complete specialized tasks can be a better use of your time and money. If you’ve outsourced work for your small business in the past, let us know about your experience in the comment section below!

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