Outsourcing is Not a Dirty Word

Everybody knows that entrepreneurs and small business owners get to (have to) wear a lot of hats.

What every one of those entrepreneurs and small businesspeople learn very quickly is that not all of those hats fit very well, and some may even get in the way of a successful launch or a successful ongoing venture.

In a startup or a small business it’s important to realize that even though you probably ought to know a bit of everything, you most likely can’t do everything well.

Your best strategy is to focus on the things you do best and find others to help you do the rest. That, in a nutshell, is smart outsourcing.

Smart outsourcing can lower your risk and your overall operating expenses by finding experts to do those tasks you don’t do well or don’t want to spend a lot of time on. That leaves you free to spend your time and energy on developing your product, your service, your core compentencies, etc.

Here are some areas where we think startups and small businesses should consider outsourcing (unless, of course, one of these is the business you are launching or running):

  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Consulting (CFO)
  • Payroll
  • Legal
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media/Content Generation
  • System Operations​​​

As your business grows, your needs for outsourcing will change as well. Just remember to keep your focus on building your business and growing/maintaining competitive advantage.

➠ A few more perspectives on outsourcing that we found helpful:

Think About Outsourcing as an Early Stage Startup

10 Things Early Startups Should Outsource Completely

25 Businesses That Make Life Simpler for Other Businesses


Originally published at RogueNotion.com