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Outsourcing for SMEs

As the year turns, companies are often turning to resolutions to help inform their business plans for the future. Rather than complicated resolutions potentially setting you up for a fall, we believe in focusing on one goal – making change much more achievable. Here we consider why outsourcing should be a priority for SMEs:

UK companies respond to UK labour market
In most recent years, the entire UK labour market has changed. We have become a nation of freelancers and entrepreneurs, which means finding people to outsource to is never a problem. Whether it is legal, accounting or HR, as offered by Goodwille, or services such as graphic design, web design and copywriting, there are many individuals and organisations which help to find the right fit for you.

What are the benefits of outsourcing for SMEs?
As the market for freelancers continues to grow in the UK, companies should take advantage of the massive amount of talent on offer. As a small business, it’s likely to be a while before you can create a pay rolled job. Outsourcing will help to save both time and money, so you can focus on what you do best. This honing of talent is key to succeeding.

With the amount of people turning to freelancing, and with professional aggregators and services available through the internet, there is no need to have people on site, which saves time and resources. Through a well maintained intranet, or collaboration software, you can still involve everyone in developments, no matter where they are. The key is about strategically choosing which elements to outsource in order to be most effective. So, for instance, if you are pretty handy with a camera, you won’t need to hire a photographer and might find your budget better spent on something that requires very different skills to those you and your staff have between you.

Many people find accounting and HR tricky, since these require such niche skill sets. As such, your time and resources will be well spent on hiring experts to take on these tasks, freeing up time for you to focus on strategy and production.