While there is a common misconception that outsourcing is only for large businesses that have massive streams of revenue and workflow required to make outsourcing worthwhile, it should not be discounted that small business can also benefit from outsourcing non-revenue-generating tasks. When these types of tasks are outsourced to other companies or countries, small businesses can avoid having to recruit more in-house staff, save money by outsourcing for less money than what it takes to get them done in-house, and they can improve the overall performance of their team. With less non-revenue-generating tasks to focus on, small businesses can turn their attention towards amplifying profit margins.
In order to determine which tasks can be outsourced, you must know what your business’ strengths and values are and identify your core competencies and capabilities as a company. If you are a small business that focuses on product design, you should not outsource design activities, or any work done by your internal design talent. Generally, the type of tasks that you want to outsource will fall into three general categories, specialized knowledge, highly repetitive tasks, and areas that require executive expertise (top talent).
In order to make outsourcing effective, you must have clear goals that will be specific about your intentions. If you are trying to cut overhead or trying to free up resources for a specific project, then outsource the workloads related to those areas. Other than this, define what your idea of success is and decide on which metrics and benchmarks are key performance indicators of your success goal; as these will be used to see the benefit that outsourcing is providing you. For instance, if you are outsourcing creative design work, the turnaround time and the invoice amounts will be critical in determining if you are on the right track towards success.
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