Outsourcing Tips part 5

Your next step is to advertise for or contact possible service providers. As a rule of thumb, plan to contact at least 3 people for each position. This will give you some diversity and a broader perspective during your interview process. As with any other hiring...

Outsourcing Tips part 4

Once you’ve defined your deliverables, the next step is to decide what skill sets your new employee should possess. While almost anyone can mail out an invoice, it takes a more specialized skill set to balance the books. Similarly, while anyone can schedule an...

Outsourcing Tips part 3

Now that you’ve identified the tasks you want to hand over, and your budget, your next step is to get clear on the exact deliverables (desired outcomes) for these tasks. So, for example, one of my deliverables might be: all invoices are sent out by the 15th of...

Outsourcing Tips part 2

Ok, so now that you’ve defined your lists (and they were probably longer than you thought- were you surprised at how much you do to run your business each day?- I was!). Anyway, the next step is to decide which task(s) you can most comfortably and easily allow...