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To Outsource or Not to Outsource

Whether to outsource tasks is a common question that many business owners ask themselves when they struggle to stay afloat with their day-to-day needs. Some entrepreneurs tend to see outsourcing as something a large business does, but as technology continues to evolve so does your resources.

Outsourcing projects or tasks to a professional virtual assistant (VA) can make a powerful impact on your business growth and productivity. If you are wondering if outsourcing is the right choice for your business, understanding your needs is imperative.

When to outsource

This is a question that many business owners tend to avoid because establishing needs is also time consuming. The right time is different for everyone, but understanding your options is a crucial first step. Knowing when to outsource tasks is important not only for you, but for your staff as well. When you or your current employees strain with the day-to-day management of important projects, outsourcing can be the answer.

Understand your business priorities

If you hired a VA, giving clear direction is vital to ensuring they understand what you need them to do. Details are extremely important when working remotely so you don’t run into any misunderstandings or communication barriers. Writing a detailed list of your work process can be highly beneficial to both you and your VA. With a deeper understanding of your work flow you can identify where you need the most help. Analyzing work flow problems will help you gain insight on understanding your business priorities.

Time limitations can be cumbersome

Stretching yourself thin should not be your business approach. Chances are slim that if you spend a lot of time working on multiple projects you are efficiently utilizing your time. This can lead to wasted energy. Progressive business owners can take the much needed steps to build their business with outsourcing traditional time consuming tasks to a professional VA. You can choose to outsource large projects or just the ones you may need additional short-term help with. The most successful business owners know that they can’t do everything by themselves. Hiring a professional VA means you can assign tasks that are traditionally time-consuming so you can focus on generating revenue.

Expand your business

If you have reached a point with your small business that leaves you feeling constantly overwhelmed, outsourcing to a VA is your solution. Expansion is something most business owners dream about doing but executing this process can be daunting. Hiring a VA can be hugely beneficial to your bottom line by allowing you to try new things. Additionally, you will have time to add projects, gain insight on ideas to improve your bottom line and potentially gain perspective on future projects. Furthermore, tapping into the virtual world means you will have access to new talent that is highly trained, skilled and knowledgeable.

Don’t let your lack of time hinder your business expansion dreams. For a detailed list and vital information regarding services a VA can offer, visit our Services page today.

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Posted on October 28th, 2015 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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