Utilizing Business Resource Centers: 5 Tasks Small Businesses Should Consider Outsourcing

Utilizing Business Resource Centers: 5 Tasks Small Businesses Should Consider Outsourcing

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According to the U.S Census Bureau there are over 22 million non-employer (without employees) small businesses. It is no surprise that most small business owners are overwhelmed with the numerous tasks they must perform daily in order to grow their business and stay afloat.

If as a small business owner, you find yourself wishing there were more hours in a day, it’s probably time to consider alternative options to lighten your work load. Simple day to day tasks can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to do everything from bookkeeping to answering social media posts. For this reason many owners turn to small business resource centers for assistance, and outsource their daily tasks in order to focus on the big picture.

Small business resource centers allow you to outsource tasks knowing that they will be handled by a qualified professional. Outsourcing some of your tasks will relieve the pressure, and allow your business to run more efficiently while you focus income generating activities. Take a look at a few small business tasks that are easy to outsource:

Bookkeeping

Many small business resource centers offer accounting and bookkeeping services, where qualified accountants can save you time and money. By outsourcing your accounting needs, you are ensuring they are being handled by a professional. You will no longer have to worry about bank reconciliations or monthly financial statements; you will be able to focus generating income for your small business. This also takes a load of your mind during tax season—you don’t have to worry about making mistakes, or filing paperwork.

Writing

Writing blog posts, newsletters, marketing communications, press releases and other marketing content takes time. You must come up with an idea, do your research, and create content that is interesting for your readers and generates value for your company. If you are not a skilled writer and you find yourself investing too much time doing this task, it is probably best to outsource. Many small business solution centers have qualified writers that will research, create and distribute the content for you.

Social Media

Effective social media marketing requires constant engagement. Your customers expect to see interesting and up-to-date content when they visit your sites. If you do not have the necessary time to dedicate to this task, consider outsourcing the job. A person with experience in social media will then represent you online by answering customer’s posts, creating content, engaging with customers and keeping up with the latest trends.

Website Management

Websites require maintenance and updates to ensure they perform optimally. This type of technical work is ideal to outsource. For less money than hiring an employee, you’re able to outsource this task to a professional that will dedicate a number of hours a month to your website to do content changes, updates and modifications.  If you are unfamiliar with how to manage a website, it can get complicated, expensive, and time consuming. Skip the extra frustration, and let a professional handle it.

Payroll

There is more to small business payroll than writing checks and passing them out to your employees. When doing payroll you must keep accurate records and calculate payroll taxes. Most business owners don’t have the time to keep up with constantly changing regulations, withholding rates, and government forms. By outsourcing your payroll needs you ensure that your payroll is done on time, with the peace of mind that it is done by qualified professionals.

Although delegating your business tasks can seem frightening, keep in mind that by delegating simple tasks you are able to free up time to focus on things that will help your business grow.  If you are hesitant about handing over too much control, start small. Delegate the tasks that you like doing the least and see how it goes. 

The information for this article was provided by professionals at BizCentral USA who serve as a business help center for small businesses that need extra help.

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