Beginning With Outsourcing
Starting a new business comes with a wide variety of jobs that need doing, from naming the company, choosing a colour scheme, and designing a logo, to finding premises, organising your taxes and figuring out the mysteries of accounting. To do all of it, and to do it all well, means that you need to delegate tasks and outsource jobs that can be done equally well, or even better, by somebody else. Letting go of that control cane be hard, but it can be even tricker if left until later on. And where outsourcing straight away does mean a little more money spent in the early days, it can be irreplaceable help later on. A full time employee can cost more than a freelancer, or a contractor, purely because you have to pay for benefits, holiday and sickness. However, as your business grows, you might be able to afford these things and benefit from having someone in the office full time. Just be aware that delegating jobs to other people can do nothing but help you to save time and money, which you can then put back into growing your business.
When it comes down to maintaining content, social media and blogs – it’s a time-consuming task. Add this on top of running your brand new business, and it can become too much to handle. There are two ways to outsource the writing responsibilities; the first is to hire a freelance copywriter to work from your office. Having an in-house writer can be beneficial in that they are immersed in your business, they only focus on what looks and sounds best for one company.
The second choice is to outsource by hiring a freelance writer to work from their home. You can do this through freelancing sites like freelancer or the normal job advertising sites. The main benefit of doing it this way is that you only pay for the work when you need it. A freelance writer is used to changing the tone of voice to match whatever company they are writing for. And can often bring in new ideas from other industries as they have their finger on the pulse of multiple companies at once.
Any business trying to operate in the 21st century has to be involved in IT to some degree. But that doesn’t mean that every person is an expert at developing websites, creating apps and software, and IT support. Which is why going to a second party company like Carden IT Services works so well. You get all the benefits of the top tech, without any of the hassle.
Business finances are boring. There is no other way to put it. Plus they can be incredibly time consuming, so even if you know what you’re doing, it takes valuable time away from other aspects of your business. If you want your business to be successful you need to keep detailed records of your income and outgoings, but that can be where your involvement ends. With an in-house bookkeeper you can be assured that they know every corner of your business finances, they don’t have to work on any other accounts (except perhaps their own) and can advise you, in person, whenever you want. However, there is still the option of outsourcing. A contracted accountant would sort out your financial affairs without you needing to ‘hire’ them.