Delegation is a skill in itself, outsourcing requires even more trust in the person providing the service because they are an outsider to your business. Even though the word may send shivers down your spine, let’s think about it with our head and not our heart for a minute.
You may believe that you can do everything inside of your business, but we all know how that story ends don’t we? Either with jobs being half done (and not done overly well) by staff members, half being done well by the owner, or the business owner being completely burnt out trying to do everything. Then if you look a little deeper at any of those scenarios they all basically spell out badly managed time that could be spent creating revenue or, in the owners case, building the business.
It’s that old chestnut: You should spend more time ON the business than IN the business if you want it to be successful. For this to happen you are simply going to have to let it go and let someone else come in and do those tasks that are taking away from you building your business. All of these things should be built into your pricing and ultimately passed on as a cost of doing business. Trust me, your clients will expect you to have all these things in place.
So here are a few services that I think should be outsourced as they are wasting your potentially chargeable time. Work smarter not longer:
Filing, document creation, minute taking, event planning, mail outs, data entry …. This is a never ending list of things that could waste a LOT of your day (or your staff members). That time spent on these things could be chargeable time, this is a no brainer and there are providers for administration help in Calgary.
Again this is something that could be fairly inexpensive if you find the right provider. Social media interaction is a reality for businesses now. Searching for content, posting regularly and following others is another item that will take you longer than an outside provider, and cost you revenue generating time.
Bookkeeping / Accounting
No don’t try and do this yourself …. Nope nope nope! By the time you have entered everything and possibly incorrectly, you have spent countless nights working on something that doesn’t have to be expensive and can ultimately pay for itself with correct entries and then tax maximization.
Yes we all took some form of computer classes at some point in our life, but these guys keep on top of what’s new and more importantly what’s best for your business. Cloud based, internal network, backups, bits and bytes … don’t try to understand this either as there are people who can and will help. There are too many stories out there of badly setup and maintained systems that have cost days in data recovery (that’s if it is recoverable).