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How Outsourcing Can Help your Business

Nov 10, 2007
It seems as if all kinds of business ventures can now profit from outsourcing: that process of sending out non-core company projects to overseas service providers. Business Process Outsourcing or BPO can be translated as seeking the services of consultants, independent contractors or freelancers that can do specific tasks with which the primary company has no immediate access to due to either financial or time constraints. Outsourcing entails basic know-how of this kind of transaction especially when deciding on which projects are to be outsourced, what service providers should be assigned to what project, how to manage the project from afar, how to agree on payment terms, and how and when to best present the finished product.

Outsourcing has many benefits, especially for small to medium scale businesses. Here are some examples on how outsourcing can help your business expand and prosper.

Finding expert handlers

There are many forms of outsourcing as many as the required jobs or projects you need to send out to service providers. The great beauty of this business strategy is that it frees your company from many a tedious task like interviewing potential workers, filing your workers benefits, training, etc. If you need accounting done, then simply hire a service provider that specializes in accounting. If you need someone to clear your desk, hire a virtual assistant for your mounting paperwork. If you need a group of people to market your new product over the wires, hire a call center that not only specializes in telemarketing, but one that can also do follow-ups and bills potential customers after the transaction.

Meanwhile, you can continue plotting out your companys next marketing move or brainstorm on that new advertising campaign you have been planning on for some time. Finding expert handlers for specific tasks not only helps your company become more efficient, it also lets you focus more on your companys possible expansion and growth.

You dont know how to start finding a service provider? Theres no need to fret. Incredibly, there are now online outsourcing tools that can help you post your specific project, with which service providers bid for your business. Bidding, of course, helps you discern which company can offer the best deal when it comes to payment and delivery schemes.

Growth means a larger market base

It may seem counter-intuitive but outsourcing can help increase your market base without seemingly increase the volume of your regular employees, without buying more office equipment and without building new infrastructure to accommodate your business expansion. Basically, those three elements rest on the capabilities of the service provider you choose to deal business with. This will actually help your company take on larger orders, or deal with more potential customers. Tracking down orders, shipping and following up on payment can be entrusted to one or more service providers. There are also service providers that accommodate outsourcing and offshoring practices. If your company utilizes such service providers, you can be assured that your companys products (if this is the kind of business your run) can speed up order notation and delivery of goods can be made in record time. Not only will this make your customers happy, but it also promotes your company as very customer-oriented. This is a great form of advertising since many of your satisfied customers will seek your services again and again.
About the Author
James Stinson is Owner and Founder of Global Sky Inc. He employs a team of 50 in a high quality call center facility based in the Philippines. For more info on outsourcing your project visit:
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