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5 Things to Outsource as a Busy Business Owner

Imagine being able to solely focus on the bits you enjoy about your business, what would that feel like? Instead of starting the day thinking about the various admin tasks on your growing to-do list, trying to fit customer call backs in, updating your website, you could just deliver the service or product that you offer or concentrate on building your business. That’s where outsourcing comes in.


There are many tasks that need doing on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule, just to keep the business ticking along, but you don’t have to be the person doing them!


Here are 5 most commonly outsourced tasks:


Customer Service

Although you have to wear many hats as a business owner, you can’t be great at everything and you might find you have to do things you didn’t really sign up to do when you started your business! We’ve found that delivering great customer service whilst also juggling the various needs of the business can be tricky. It’s also helpful to be one step removed from the process, so if things go wrong, and they can do, there’s a middleman to deliver professional and mediated customer service. We can also ask for client feedback on your behalf or send requests for google reviews.


Book-keeping

Receipt reconciliation can be one of those things that’s easy to put off. Scanning, taking pictures, and logging all of the receipts, then uploading to your accounts software can take a lot of time out of your day and week. But this doesn’t have to be the way, simply drop round the receipts and we’ll work with your accountant to organise your expenses. Or we can help find software that works for you that makes the process easier.


Call Handling

Constantly being interrupted by calls when you’re on site or in the middle of a project can ruin concentration. Having to pick up from where you left off, or on the flip side, missing customer calls. By outsourcing calls, you only get the relevant information from the people you want to hear from. Sales calls and wrong numbers are filtered out.


Ad-hoc Admin Tasks

Whether it’s finding quotes from suppliers, data inputting, business research or invoice chasing, these are the things that can sit on your to do list or take up your entire morning. We’ve got team members with years of admin experience who find these kinds of things a doddle.


Social Media

With everything you have on running your business, managing your social platforms may seem like just one more thing to add on to the ever-growing to-do list. But there are many benefits of having a social media presence for your business. One of them, and often talked about, is increasing your brand awareness: when you share good content consistently on social media, people start noticing your business and are more likely to give you a call instead of calling your competitor. Social media can also help with driving more traffic to your website, generating new sales and improving your SEO.

We can assess your social media needs and choose platforms that are right for you and your business. There's a misconception that you need to have a presence in all platforms, and that's really not the case. It very much depends on your service or product. It might be that you need someone to optimise your current platforms or to create them from scratch. Our social media experts have tried and tested social media platforms and they know which steps to take to make it work for you.

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