Why you shouldn’t be afraid to outsource

by May 6, 2020Business Support, Team Management

Few companies can get by, doing everything alone and many business owners are looking for ways to grow their business further. One way you can do this is to outsource tasks and projects to PAs, but it can also be a little scary, especially if you’ve not done it before. Outsourcing is something that is being embraced by many businesses and you can benefit from it too – especially if you want to take your business to the next level. 

As ‘The Balance Small business’ in this article:

Entrepreneurs and small business people are always looking for creative ways to accomplish more of their business goals for less money. One strategy that can help you save time, money and frustration as you start and build your business is to outsource as much work as possible to skilled, but cost-effective, external service providers.

So if you’re looking for help getting past your fears around outsourcing, so you can reap the benefits from it, read on!

Are you afraid to outsource?

Fear is an important part of business growth. It shows that you’re pushing out of your comfort zone and that your business is growing. But don’t let it hold you back. So if you’re scared of outsourcing because it’s an unknown area for you, take that as a good sign! Fear is a good thing in this type of situation – so learn to adjust and get comfortable with it.

The key is to get more clarity around how it works. Have a talk with a PA and understand what’s involved. Look into the cost implications and how you can benefit most, from working with a PA. Look into the process and educate yourself, to gain a better understanding of what outsourcing entails. 

And once you understand the process, look into what you can outsource to a PA yourself. Understand your processes and tasks you’re looking to hand over and get clear on them. You can then clearly communicate your needs to your PA, so they can understand your needs.

[Not sure of what tasks to outsource? Here’s some tasks you can outsource to a PA, and here’s How to pick the right PA for you.]

What can you achieve by outsourcing?

The short answer: business growth! How can you look to advance your business, if you’re not able to focus on those essential administrative and back office tasks? Imagine how you will feel, if you could finally ease the overwhelm currently associated with all the tasks on your plate? Hiring a PA can help you solve any time management problems you may be facing and help you implement better systems and processes within your business, to help your business grow faster.

And of course, you can also hire a PA for better personal and lifestyle management. A PA understands that you need a balance between your business and personal life. That’s why PAs are also great at helping you organise holidays and appointments, as well as managing your family’s routines and household expenses.

What are the benefits of outsourcing, versus doing it yourself?

If you’re looking to do everything yourself, you’re not giving your business room to grow. It’ll only ever grow to the level you’re able to comfortably manage yourself. If you want your business to reach its full potential, you need to get comfortable with letting go of a little control and outsourcing tasks to someone else. You can free up your time so you can focus on billable hours and core business activities that need your attention. You have your zone of expertise – and it makes sense to hand tasks that don’t fit into this zone, out to someone else.

An increase in efficiency is also one of the benefits you’ll glean, if you outsource to a PA. You can pass specific tasks and processes out to someone who specialises in those areas. They’ll not only get them completed to a higher standard, they’ll also complete them faster and more efficiently.

Few companies can get by, doing everything alone and many business owners are looking to outsourcing as a potential solution. If you’ve not had to outsource tasks before, it can seem a little scary, but remind yourself that fear is an important part of business growth – and you just have to embrace it and move forward anyway. 

I hope you can now see how beneficial outsourcing can be for your business and, if you’re ready to explore outsourcing a little more, why not get in touch? Let’s have a talk and see how you can use outsourcing to take your business to the next level!

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