DIY or outsource? What are the benefits of outsourcing for small businesses and startups?


As a small business owner, coach, consultant, or startup, you are busy dealing with clients and growing your business. But chances are, a huge part of your time and effort are spent on other areas of the business, some of which you don’t necessarily excel at.

We get it, you want to do things yourself – whether to save money or to make sure that things are done correctly and efficiently. However, if you are constantly exhausted and find yourself being run by your business instead of you running it, maybe it’s time to hire additional help or outsource some of the tasks.

Outsourcing or hiring someone may sound like an extra expense, but don’t forget that your time is money. Is doing all the time-consuming day-to-day tasks the best use of your time? Are you the best person to be running your social media account, designing posts, or writing marketing emails?

If not, then you might want to consider hiring other people to do these tasks. Of course, you will be shelling out some cash but considering the productive time are you losing by doing things yourself, the additional expense could just be a “fraction” of your current cost.

Outsourcing will give you the opportunity to focus more on growing your business and give yourself some time to rest, recharge and level up.

What are the other benefits of outsourcing for small businesses and startups?

  1. Reasonable Costs

As I mentioned earlier, outsourcing will allow you to get things done at a fraction of your cost. You will have more time to focus on more important things such as getting more clients and other high-value activities to level up your business.

  1. Access to Experts

Let’s face it; you can’t possibly be an expert in every aspect of your business. Why would you spend precious time learning and doing new things when you could simply delegate these tasks to someone who has had the experience and expertise? With outsourcing, you have a big pool of workers to choose from. You can hire anyone from anywhere in the world.

  1. Flexibility

If you are working alone or just starting your business, you may not have enough tasks to warrant hiring a full-time employee or find someone with the experience to help you in the different areas of your business. This is where outsourcing come in handy. Do you need a social media expert and an accountant? Do you need 10 hours a week, 30 hours a week? You can enter a contract that is specific to your needs through outsourcing.

If you work with Microshifters, you don’t need to worry about on-going contracts or fixed hours, we can provide customized arrangements suitable to your needs, whether it’s ongoing support or just doing ad hoc services.

  1. Focus on Core Business

You can delegate all the time-consuming and repetitive administrative and back-end office tasks, so you can work on your core business. Outsourcing will allow you to focus your time and energy on what you do best, on staying ahead of your competitors and making your customers happy.

These are just some of the benefits of outsourcing. Why not give it a try?

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