When it comes to running your business effectively, being able to outsource and know what things are not within your zone of genius is definitely key to being able to grow and scale properly – not only because you’re human and simply can’t manage everything on your own, but there only so many hours in the day, so it’s not possible to do this and have a business that creates a large amount of time and money freedom for you.
However, for most business owners, the idea of outsourcing is definitely quite an overwhelming one and they have no idea where to start, so in this post we’re going to share with you some of our top tips for how to get ready for outsourcing in your business.
Decide what you need:
The very first step is to decide what you need. This is something that doesn’t always spring to mind immediately since a lot of business owners know their business so well that they just do things without really thinking. So, a good idea is to make a list of all the things you do in your business on a daily basis in your business, then split those into categories of what you enjoy/are able to do well, and the other list of what you’d prefer to outsource.
This means that then you can go and do more strategic sourcing of services that you need once you know what exactly you do need instead of just running around and hiring people with no real plan in place.
Research your options:
Now that you have an idea of what you need, then it’s time to start looking for the people who can take care of these services for you, so it’s time to start researching the options you have available. When it comes to hiring people and outsourcing, there are plenty of ways to go about this, and one of these is by asking around in your exisiting network for recommendations – another way could be using a recruitment agency, and another way could be contacting agencies or posting jobs yourself.
There’s really no right or wrong approach when it comes to hiring people for your business as long as you’re doing what works for you and you find it the best way to identify the types of talent you can use in your company.
Connect with people:
Once you’ve figured out where to look for people and which method you’re going to use, then it’s now time to start actually contacting people and getting an idea for things like rates, availability and skill level for the services you need help with. This may take you a while to find the right people, but it’s definitely going to be worth it if you’re willing to make some effort in finding the right people for your business.
Do a trial:
A good idea is to always do a trial run with anyone who you’re considering bringing into your business and this is because it gives you both a chance to see if you’re a good fit for each other without being over committed in the beginning. A trial could be done for a week or two and then you can decide from there if you’d like to move further.
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