4 things small businesses should outsource

For a startup or small business, any reduction in overhead lets you shift more revenue to operational growth, while simultaneously freeing up your time. Outsourcing can provide continuity, operational expense control and risk management. It can also improve your work/life balance.


Here are five tasks you can easily outsource to contribute to the growth of your business, while freeing up your time.


1. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is essential for any business of any size. If you want your business to grow, then you need to get on it. However, a lot of people don’t know too much about it or what is right and wrong, unless marketing is their job title. It will take up a lot of your time if you try to take on your social media accounts yourself, if you’re doing them right. Take a look here for more on digital marketing.


2. Payroll

Outsourcing your payroll is highly recommended, given the numerous requirements, regulations and tax laws. “Payroll” goes well beyond simply calculating the hours of and salary payouts for employees. Rather than handling your own payroll, or maintaining the overhead of a full-time accountant, outsource your payroll to a reliable service. It can help you avoid costly mistakes, and free up your time so you can focus on running your business.


3. IT Support

We may seem biased… But the truth is that you need good IT support for your business. If your internet or phones go down and you don’t already have a good IT support business behind you it will take you a lot longer to get someone to fix the problem, whilst you may be losing business and money in the mean time. You can take a look at why you are better off getting outsourced IT support here.


4. Scheduling & Administrative Tasks

It’s easy to get bogged down in dozens of small tasks that eat up your time each day. As a small business owner, you need to focus on your core processes to grow your business. When you hire a virtual assistant, you’re paying only for the hours in which tasks are being handled, and you can eliminate a lot of wasted time spent on emails, appointment-setting and other repetitive tasks. When you automate employee scheduling tasks using software, you can focus less on busy work and more on the big picture.