During the early years of business there are a lot of mistakes which you’ll make that you will eventually learn from, and I was no different. My biggest mistake was not outsourcing aspects of the business because I wanted to be in control of everything, a huge mistake. I learned this the hard way after our aging computer systems crashed and we had no idea how to fix it. We were losing money and days work and thankfully the amazing team at Abaram Network Solutions here in Florida were able to get us back up and running again. Since that day Abaram now deal with all of our IT infrastructure and network hardware, and I have learned just how beneficial outsourcing can be.
Even before we hired Abraham our in-house team consisted of some members of staff who knew their way around a motherboard, in hindsight that was a recipe for disaster. The key to outsourcing is that you are handing the work over to experts to deal with, who work on this each and every day. Whatever area of your business you outsource, you can bet your bottom dollar that they will do things quickly and more efficiently than you can do in house.
Freeing Up Time
As a business owner you have to be focused on running your business, on managing your team and on dealing with daily operations. When you outsource your business you are giving yourself more time to focus on this, and not additional tasks which aren’t for you to do. If you run a restaurant for example, you don’t have time to be doing the accounts or dealing with marketing, your job is to run the restaurant, and that is what outsourcing will give you the time to do.
Return on Investment
Many business owners look at this as a cost, and this was much of the reason why I hadn’t wanted to do this in the past, the truth is however that this is very much an investment which you’ll get a return on. The perfect example will be the story I told you about Abaram, I refused to outsource because of costings yet the amount of money that it cost me in sales and wages when our system crashed far outweighed what I could have paid in the first instance. Furthermore we now have better systems and software which helps to do our job more efficiently and ultimately make more money. This is why outsourcing can very much be considered an investment.
Ultimately your business can offer its customers something better when you look to outsource certain areas. The reason for this is that you have the experts on your side who are doing their part and as a result of that you and your team will also be able to do your jobs better because of the extra time and focus that they will have. Ultimately outsourcing your business can make it more efficient and of a much better quality
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