When you run a small business, the amount of work can ebb and flow. Unexpectedly busy periods can create too much work and stress for a small team or one-person business. But if a surge is seasonal or unreliable, you don’t necessarily want to commit to taking on another employee.
One solution is to use outsourcing to give you some flexibility during busy periods.
What could you outsource?
There are several types of jobs that can be ideal for outsourcing:
- Tasks you dread, usually procrastinate or that cause you massive stress
- Tasks where you or your business have low expertise
- Those tasks which don’t require the contractor or freelancer to access your systems or deal with your clients.
For example, if you aren’t managing your digital marketing, outsourcing your social media management could work well. Or it might be branding, HR or customer service. And if you need help with your payroll or accounts, we’re only a phone call away.
If you can take stressful tasks off your plate, or reduce your workload at peak times, you can increase your revenue and productivity without overcommitting to payroll.
Who could do the work for you?
We’re here to support you with your accounting and payroll requirements. For other types of work, you could consider a local or an offshore provider. There are plenty of platforms and organisations that will help you, but do shop around as the quality varies enormously.
The advantages of a local provider are that they’ll be in the same time zone, with no language barrier and operating under the same regulations. International providers, on the other hand, can be considerably cheaper.
Need help getting started?
Considering outsourcing and wondering how much to spend or where to start – or you need help with accounts and payroll? Get in touch, we’d love to help.