When you run a small business, the amount of work can ebb and flow. Unexpected busy periods can often create too much work and stress; overloading a small team or one-person business.
But if a surge is seasonal or unreliable, it can be hard to commit to taking on another employee.
One solution that many small businesses consider is outsourcing talent for the smaller tasks as it allows for flexibility during peak periods; giving your team more time to focus on the more important things.
What tasks could you outsource?
There are several types of jobs that can be ideal for outsourcing:
- Tasks you dread, usually procrastinate or that cause you massive stress
- Tasks where you or your business have low expertise but require fair chunks of time to complete
- Those tasks which don’t require the contractor or freelancer to access your systems or deal with your clients
For example, digital marketing is a great source of generating brand awareness and business leads but can be time consuming to execute creative ideas. If you don’t have a dedicated team managing your digital marketing, procuring an agency to do your social media management could alleviate some pressure on your team.
Admin, branding, HR or customer service are also tasks that could be outsourced to reliable resources. And if you need help with your payroll or accounts, we’re only a phone call away.
Once you remove all the stressful tasks from your plate, and reduce your workload at those crucial peak times, you can increase your revenue and productivity without overcommitting to payroll.
Who could do the work for you?
We’re here to support you with your accounting and payroll requirements. For other types of work, you could consider a local or an offshore provider. There are plenty of online software platforms and organisations that will help you, but do shop around as the quality varies enormously.
The advantages of a local provider are that they’ll be in the same time zone, with no language barrier and operating under the same regulations. International providers, on the other hand, can be considerably cheaper.
Need help getting started?
Considering outsourcing and wondering how much to spend or where to start? Or seeking help with accounts and payroll? Get in touch, we’d love to help.