Outsourcing

Is HR Outsourcing a Good Idea for Your Small Business?

If you are a small business owner, there are never enough hours in the day. Sales need to close, employees need to be paid, taxes need to be filed – and other issues pop up all the time, like the key employee who took another job with a better benefits package, or the fine you just received for noncompliance in the workplace. There are a few ways to reduce your HR tasks. You … [Read more...]

Why DIYers Do (and Do Not) Make Good Solopreneurs

If you’ve been following the Successful Solopreneur column for any length of time, you already know I’m a full-time freelance writer who transitioned from a career in law enforcement approximately eight years ago. But what you may not know is I am a big do-it-yourselfer. If I can take care of something that needs to be done myself with a little learning and time, I’ll do … [Read more...]

8 Jobs You Can Outsource for Your Small Business

There may be plenty of times while running your small business that you feel like you’re doing everything on your own. You’re the one staying up late to close the store, the one dealing with employees, the one handling the money, and the one managing every tiny thing that pops up in between. This is a cycle that many small business owners fall into-- trying to do everything … [Read more...]

The Benefits Of Outsourcing Appointment Setting

Cold calling to turn prospects into leads is one of the most dreaded yet essential tasks for sales personnel everywhere. Balancing the need to generate new qualified leads with other responsibilities can lead to wasted time and the overburdening of your staff. Since your revenue will not increase at a rate that you would like without the introduction of new business via lead … [Read more...]

How a Graphic Design Agency Can Save You Money

Having a dedicated group in your business to handle all of your graphic design needs is a pretty good idea. After all, most of your marketing and advertising needs and collaterals would be based on the graphics, photos, and designs your designers would create. You might think that hiring an art director with your team of graphic designers would cost less than getting an … [Read more...]

Tips for Reducing the Costs of Running a Business

Every business expense you have cuts into your profits. That's why it's in your best interests to minimize your business expenses. Fortunately, there are many things that a business owner can do to cut down on overhead costs. The following are six ideas business owners can consider to reduce the costs of running a business: Allowing Employees to Telecommute When it comes … [Read more...]

Four Ways Millennials Are Killing the 9-to-5

Millennials tend to get a lot of flack for many things that are wrong in the world. They're blamed for the student loan crisis and the decline in marriage rates. However, there are a lot of innovative ways the millennials have made a mark for themselves, such as having a work-life balance. As a result, you can say many millennials are killing the 9-to-5. Consider these four … [Read more...]

4 Benefits of Outsourcing Transcription Duties

Outsourcing a company's important services can be difficult when you are concerned about confidentiality and the outside vendor’s ability to do a good job. When you can trust the credentials of a service provider, including a business that offers transcription services, you may be able to save time and money while focusing on meeting more important goals for your organization. … [Read more...]