Outsourcing gets a lot of heavy criticism in the media these days and it’s often blamed for job losses from ‘established’ countries to ‘obscure’ regions. However, a lot of these arguments are not justified at all. At its root all that outsourcing really represents is taking advantage of the latest technology to make your business smoother, more efficient and able to both save money while increasing customer service.
Considering this, outsourcing is basically similar to no longer paying your business accountants because you’ve now got some excellent software to do the job for you, and nobody would normally argue against that. So, in case you’re having any doubts about this wonderfully useful new innovation in managing your business, hang them up and let’s get down to describing a few excellent efficiency and stress reduction advantages you and your company can gain by shifting your workload to outside contractors.
1. Your Office Can Grow Much Smaller
Managing and paying for a large business office can be a hassle at best and a nightmare at worst, so anything you can do to reduce this burden should be more than welcome, especially as far as your finances and logistics are concerned.
By taking full advantage of outsourcing any parts of your business operations or customer service that can be done through telecommuting via outsourcing, you can decrease office space accordingly. Best of all, if you really decide to take your outsourcing plans to their max and incorporate video conferencing, cloud based collaboration and other technologies into your company, you could even completely outsource all but the most essential administrative parts of your business to outsourced workers and create a completely delocalized – or popularly known as remote – business.
2. Working from Home More Often
By delocalizing your business through massive outsourcing and shrinking your office down to an administrative minimum, you’re also looking at the possibility of simply being able to move your work environment right into your own home office or never even take it out of your home if your business is just starting out.
Aside from the cost savings of having an office that’s part of your existing house instead of a rented space, there is the biggest motivator to outsource down to just a couple of teleconferencing administrators: the relaxation of working from home.
How many people dream of having a home based business? Well, with outsourcing you can take your regular business and possibly shrink it until it fits inside your kitchen or living room!
3. Ability to Focus on Business Essentials
As a business owner who’s just getting their company off the ground, you might have what seem like a thousand different work details to worry about all the time; projects, responsibilities and tedious development and administration tasks will start eating right into your time. However, a convenient and massively stress relieving solution to this problem lands in your lap if you outsource as much of your business as possible.
By sending at least all of the tedious administrative and customer service aspects of your business to remote workers and service providers, you can let yourself focus on the most important parts of any successful startup, focusing on growth, higher sales and business promotion.
4. Hiring Flexibility and Savings
Finally, we come to another deeply obvious advantage that outsourcing will give your business hiring flexibility. If you’re hiring telecommuters, you’re probably hiring them as remotely operating sub-contractors and working with them almost exclusively online.
This is great for your business since it naturally gives access to a much broader and even international pool of talent, letting you be much more picky about quality of employee and labor costs.
Overall, outsourcing your sales can greatly improve your bottom line while expanding your business. Don’t let the stress of new sales impact your business; outsource.