Business Start-up: What should you outsource?

 

Starting a new business often starts with a goal and the steps needed to take in order to get there. It can be an expensive and time consuming process to get right straight away.


In order to stay on top of your business goals, it is imperative to utilise the most up to date practices when it comes to business management. This is where outsourcing some of the aspects of business management can come into play. 

This is where outsourcing certain parts of business management comes into fruition. Outsourcing for businesses can look like using a call handling service to manage messages coming in when you are unable to take them, using mobile advertising companies to help to manage your marketing, and using a specialist recruitment agency for all your hiring needs. 

Don’t spend your first year of your star-up worrying about the things your business doesn’t need to specialize in just yet- here are some things that you should be outsourcing and why. 

 

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Recruitment 

The time and expense spent on recruitment of new staff members can be a burden on any manager at any time. Recruitment not only means writing engaging job descriptions, searching through applications and interviewing multiple candidates- building a staff team can be a huge task, particularly for those businesses starting from scratch, whose rapid growth may mean doing this several times per year! 

By using specialist recruiters, you will have the help of experts in many areas of recruitment, they will take  away a lot of the hassle and headache, while taking a sensitive approach to your requirements. 

They understand the importance of getting things done as quickly and thoroughly as possible so that the time spent with gaps in your workforce is minimized. 

 

IT Services 

Using dedicated IT services will save you money and time, as well as having the benefit of expert IT support available as and when needed. A computer system breakdown can be incredibly detrimental to a company, as any time offline can cause an awful lot of lost revenue.  

As well as handling some of the software and hardware problems that can occur within a business, IT service support can also look like data entry tasks, taking away some of the monotonous tasks from the day-to-day. 

 

Marketing 

You may not have the correct skills to effectively market what your business has to offer. By using the skills of those who have already proven themselves to be experts, you get to spend time doing what you do best. 

There are many marketing start-up companies whose sole focus is to develop their portfolios and strengthen their credibility as a business- let them help you do the same for your business- to score top on search engine rankings, and watch the business growth as a result of an expertly curated marketing scheme. 

Many of these areas of business development will fall into place as the business grows, but in the meantime, there’s no shame in using the expertise of business’ whose business it is to make your’s stress-free. 

 

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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