Many small business owners already know the value of outsourcing certain tasks. Yes, if you’re a DIY kind of person, you can shingle your own roof and fix your own plumbing. But many of us don’t have the time or expertise to do everything, so we hire an expert to complete the task.
Many small business owners also fall into this DIY category of people – the nature of running their own business requires them to be! Still, they have likely outsourced at some point already, as the vast majority of entrepreneurs have used a lawyer and accountant at the very least. With a little research and due diligence, you’ll find almost anything can be outsourced, if you have the need and resources in place to do so.
If you find one of the following tasks is taking away from your own business priorities, you may want to consider outsourcing:
Almost anything can be outsourced, but remember not to outsource something just because you don’t want or like completing the task. Under no circumstances should you outsource what you deem your core strengths of both you and your business, otherwise you’re essentially giving away what makes you unique to customers.
For more information on small business outsourcing, check out my previous post which outlines questions you may want to ask yourself when deciding whether and what to outsource.
Rob Chernoff has worked with BMO for more than 21 years, and currently serves as a Commercial Account Manager based in Red Deer, Alta.