For the Entrepreneur: The 4 Tasks You Should Be Outsourcing
Outsourcing has become a familiar word in the entrepreneurial sphere. Get to know the 4 tasks the business-minded essentially needs to outsource.
Starting a new business from the ground up takes more than the average nine to five kind of schedule. There’s plenty of work to do and never enough time to do everything. But, you cannot try to wear every hat there is when running the business. Choose wisely which hats you think you should wear yourself – the essential tasks that are important to your core business. This could range from planning and talking to investors to refining the business model. You have to let others – qualified professionals – to wear those other hats.
But what other hats, or roles, are we talking about? What tasks can be easily and conveniently outsourced, so you can make better use of your time and focus your efforts on launching your new venture? Here are four jobs you should outsource.
1. Finance and Accounting
Of course, as a budding business owner, you need to keep tabs on your financial situation, but when it comes to the leg work of accounting operations, hire an accountant or outsource your accounting department, based on the scale of your operations. Instead of trying to fit bookkeeping into your already busy schedule, you can hire your own team of employees to do the job for you.
2. Digital Marketing
Some people have this idea that social media marketing is an easy task to do. It’s not – digital marketing does not only involve posting random updates on your business’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, there is an actual art and science to this field. Hire experienced and affordable digital marketing professionals who can do your social media management, content marketing, and digital assets (images, videos, etc.). Have credible digital marketers at your disposable who can create marketing strategies your business needs in order to flourish.
3. Web Design & Development
Web developers and designers would attest to how long a process it takes to create a fully functional site that meets all the aesthetic requirements and messaging of the brand. As much as you want to take the reins of developing and designing your own website to sell your products and/or services, you need to outsource a hardworking and experienced web team.
Because meetings and deadlines take up most of your time, you may need an extra hand answering emails or even scheduling your business trips. A Virtual Assistant, or a VA, is exactly what you need in your life. Outsourcing a VA means somebody can organize your files, read and reply to your emails, and do a bit of web research for you. Find a qualified VA that saves you time and helps you stay organized and on top of things.
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