Surviving today’s business environment has become more challenging than ever. If you are a small business owner, it is highly unlikely that you possess all the skills necessary to build your company, grow your business and dominate your marketplace. Using an outsourcing company is one way for companies to manage uncertainty and ground their business in any environment – bull or bear.
What is Outsourcing?
Outsourcing can be defined as the strategic use of outside resources to perform business functions traditionally managed by internal staff. Using an outsource company will help reduce costs and gain efficiencies by leveraging the talent, technology and expertise of third party vendors.
- Order fulfillment
- Information Technology
- Web design/development/maintenance
- Sales/business development
- Human Resources/payroll/benefits
- Customer relationship management
Common Business Functions for Outsource
Why Hire an Outsourcing Company?
As a marketing outsourcing company, I call upon small to mid-sized companies with limited or no marketing resources. The people that I come into contact with are primarily CEO's and Marketing Directors, whom by nature, are very smart individuals. Often I’m asked, "why should I outsource when I already have a marketing department?" The answer is: you can, but do you really want to? Would it be cost effective?
For example, you have a great idea - but don’t have the necessary resources or expertise to make it happen – right now. Should you wait? Add staff? Re-prioritize your workload? Experience tells us that the earlier your concept hits the streets, the sooner you can begin generating revenue. The time required to hire and train staff may be out of the question in order to meet your market goals.