Tasks Your Business Can and Should Outsource

Tasks Your Business Can and Should Outsource

When we talked about outsourcing in the past, we mostly investigated ways in which small and medium businesses can outsource entire departments and parts of their business. Today, we will be doing something completely different. Namely, we will be looking at “quick” jobs and tasks that business owners can and should outsource in order to conserve their resources (mostly time) and achieve the best possible results. Read More

Avoid Mistakes Business Owners Make When Outsourcing IT Department

Avoid Mistakes Business Owners Make When Outsourcing IT Department

There is no denying that in today’s ever-changing business world, outsourcing comes as a blessing. An opportunity to find an easy way out of any unpleasant IT project by outsourcing it seems especially tempting. Still, although IT industry discovered how to take even the most mundane human activities and turn them into automated apps, some kind of solution that will magically solve all the IT outsourcing-related problems is sorely missing. That is why we will have to tackle this problem in the old-fashioned analog way, and give you a short list of the most dangerous mistakes you should avoid when outsourcing IT department. Read More


How to Get the Best Results From Your Outsourcing Partners

We have talked in detail about why outsourcing certain aspects of your company’s operation is a smart thing, here, here and here. However, just as important as making that decision to outsource is how you approach this new partnership. Of course, it goes without saying that you will want your new partners to provide you with the best service they can but if you thought this depends solely on them, you were mistaken. You are also part of this relationship and you need to know how to contribute to it. You can do plenty to get the best possible results from your outsourcing partners. Read More


Why Marketing Outsourcing Makes Sense

It may not look that way, but sooner or later, every business will need some marketing to continue (start) growing. Even if it is something as “tiny and insignificant” as a local fast food restaurant, some marketing will come in handy. It can be something as natural as word of mouth which spreads around town or it can be a gigantic marketing campaign that will require millions. Read More

Outsourcing Security – Both Online and Physical

Security DefinitionThere are many small-to-medium business owners who do not worry about security until something happens. They keep thinking that security breaches are something that happens to others and they either totally ignore it or do a minimum. And then, when something happens, when their equipment gets stolen or their information gets taken; then they start thinking about security. Read More

Outsourcing Your HR– A Smart Idea?

Human Resources                                                     Image Courtesy of Pixabay.com
Human Resources is an aspect of running a business that most business owners know very little about. This is especially true for small and medium sized businesses that are mostly started by people from a certain specialized industry and who do not know that much about taking care of the “miscellaneous” aspects of business ownership. For most businesses also, HR is not essential and it does not “make money” directly. It is therefore possible to outsource it, but is it a good idea. Read More

Ways Project Managers Can Benefit From Lean

"LEAN" (quality process improvement efficiency)
Lean is a systemic business method for waste elimination. It first originated in Japan in the eighties, but has roots dating back to the Ford production line and Fayol’s principles of management. It has since gained global acceptance and popularity in the business world. Implementing Lean is a sure fire way of boosting profits as it directly affects employee productivity and enables business owners to utilize their full business potential. In a nutshell, Lean brings processes that add value to the forefront by reducing everything else. Here are some of the many ways your business can benefit from Lean training. Read More

Outsourcing the IT Department – a Good Idea?

man with computer
For most small businesses, outsourcing an IT department is not even debated. The requirements of having an in-house IT department and the costs of running it make it impossible for small businesses to feature their own IT people. However, in some advanced small businesses, mid-sized businesses and especially in big firms and companies, outsourcing is not the only choice and such businesses might want to have their own IT department. So, for such businesses, is outsourcing the IT department a good idea? Read More