Stop trying to do it all: 4 chores you should outsource

Posted: 2nd November 2016 16:16

As a successful entrepreneur, you pride yourself on going it alone. It might not always be easy but you certainly aren’t afraid of doing it your way. And it’s worked well for you so far. Your personality, likability and authority are the foundation of your business’s reputation.

The real difficulty when expanding your company is accepting that you can’t do everything yourself. Finding the right help in the right areas is key to maintaining momentum.

A little outside help will not only take some weight off your shoulders, it’s also business savvy. Ensuring your company stays on the right side of government regulations and continues to work at maximum efficiency is key to growth and development.

We’ve highlighted four areas where a DIY approach just won’t cut it, and we’ve included pointers on how to find a reliable helping hand.

Maintaining hygiene standards

The advantage of outsourcing smaller tasks is that it frees up time to focus on other more important areas of the business. Unless you happen to have a passion for cleaning to rival Monica Geller, housework is probably the least loved but most necessary of daily chores.

From food production hygiene to medical and toxic waste disposal, or simply the provision of quality washroom products, the good news is there are plenty of experts who can take care of this for you, regardless of the nature of your business.

The cost of using a reputable firm is more than worth it. Feeling confident that your business is on the right side of health and safety guidelines guarantees invaluable peace of mind come inspection time, and will save you any nasty fines.

Property upkeep

There was a time you couldn’t switch on the telly without coming across some variation of a DIY interior decorating show. It’s to blame for people’s false confidence, and the resulting shoddy repair jobs and shabby paintwork.
Save your own DIY experiments for home and hire professionals to take care of the big jobs when it comes to your premises. Major repaints, storage installations, and small remodels should all be completed by someone who knows exactly what they’re doing.

Any poorly executed solo efforts will only ever look bad and you only get one chance to make a first impression – if you want your property to scream quality, invest in outside help.

Updating social media

As your business develops, marketing is one of the easiest areas to neglect. It’s just too tempting to keep pushing ‘update social media’ down the to-do list as more time sensitive issues pop up.

Marketing campaigns that exist largely online are subject to evolving technology and internet trends. Trying to stay on top of the latest updates is key to having a productive online presence.

But it’s difficult. It takes a long time to fully understand the subtleties of search engine optimisation (SEO), and even longer to properly execute a campaign. Hiring a quality agency to implement and oversee a new strategy will ensure that marketing is handled professionally and efficiently, and save you a lot of time that’s better spent on other tasks.

Remember, you might be the driving force, but it doesn’t mean you have to take care of everything yourself. Start with these four areas and you’ll soon discover how outsourcing can help your business grow.