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|In our newsletter this week, I talked a little about the pros and cons of outsourcing. It’s definitely a decision that needs to be slowly and carefully made, but once you do make it, you have tons of resources at your disposal to help you make the wisest choices you can. But, before you can even begin figuring out where to hire from, you should think about the aspects of your company you need the most help in.|
Finances can be a tricky subject in any business, but when your bills and invoices start piling up, you’re going to want an extra pair of eyes on the books. Accounting can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of running a small business, so not having to worry about it is a big plus in anyone’s book. Try to find someone you can build a beneficial working relationship with and who you trust to manage your company’s money – you’ll be surprised at how much times this frees up for you.
|Whether you’re ready or not, social media is here to stay. If you’re not as tech savvy as you’d like to be, find a tutor! This might be one of the easiest tasks you’ll ever outsource, as you can hire practically anyone between the ages of 16 and 30 – there’s a high probability they’re already a pro. Create accounts for your business on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and any other applicable social site and begin networking! You’ll be shocked how quick the followers show up, and what an efficient way of spreading your message the Internet can be.||
Design is going to be a major time vampire towards you, even – or especially – if you’re proficient at it. Creating headers, logos, and art is something that will always take a great deal of time, even more so when you want it to come out perfectly. There are dozens of sites out there set up to specifically help you find a designer to work with, and it’s going to be worth your time and money to invest in one.
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|Programming and maintenance of your website can get very old, very fast – things break, you don’t know why, and your site has been down for 12 hours. You’d rather be working on your next project, but instead you’re scouring the Internet for answers to some mysterious problem. It’s a hassle you don’t need to deal with! Extremely talented web care professionals are always ready and waiting to take the load off your back – in fact, One Website Please has its own care plans for this very reason. Check them out if you’re in need of some assistance!|
Owning, operating, and running your small business is hard work – don’t let it be harder than it has to! Make room in your budget for help, and you’ll find yourself saving money in the long-run through all the extra time you have available to run the aspects of your company only you know how to run. Below are some resources we linked to in our newsletter to help you get started.