If you’re running a start-up or any other business, you should know one thing: you’re not going to be good at everything. Nobody ever is. Even if they’re very talented, there aren’t enough hours in a day to achieve all on your own.
That’s why you should look into outsourcing some of your IT tasks. When done right, outsourcing can seriously boost your business and help you take it to the next level in no time. By hiring the right person for the job, you’ll know that your IT is in good hands and focus on what matters most – growing your business.
Here are 4 good reasons why you should start outsourcing your IT right now.
1. IT ENSURES STEADY GROWTH
If there’s one preoccupation all start-ups share, it’s growth. Trouble is, there are plenty of risks involved in running a business. Let’s imagine that you’re calmly selling a few units of your product per week. By accident, a journalist picks up your press release and your sales skyrocket.
Can your start-up cope with that volume using its current resources? Not really. But wait a moment before hiring permanent staff – when the boom is over, will you sell enough to justify their expense?
Outsourcing helps to get help when the time calls for it. Also, it provides a smart and safe method for testing the waters before diving in.
2. YOU BENEFIT FROM EXTERNAL EXPERTISE
Quartz survey among start-up founders revealed that 18% of them consider knowledge gap and lack of expertise as reasons for start-up failure.
If you’re not a marketer or techie, don’t pretend to be one. Instead look for professionals who possess this expertise and have excellent track record in using it. They should also share your vision and fit the company culture.
As an owner, you’ll know everything about the reality of running a business. Putting in all your time to growth, you won’t be able to keep track of much more. Outsource your IT tasks to an expert and you can be sure that they position your start-up on the leading edge of the industry.
3. SAVING TIME (AND MONEY!)
It’s normal for startuppers to wear many hats. But stacking too many responsibilities on one person easily leads to burnout and this poses a serious risk to your start-up. You don’t want your techie to leave your company and force you to lose even more time on hiring a new employee.
To keep everyone happy, call in external reinforcements. Once they gain some time, your IT person will be able to develop a broader vision for your start-up and be more creative in executing it. No wonder that partnering with experienced professionals is a method for boosting productivity, and improving your overall market results.
4. YOU’LL BE FASTER THAN COMPETITORS
Hiring new talents takes time and money. Even the most efficient recruiting processes take a few months to find, recruit and train new employees. One new techie hired won’t guarantee that the full job will be done either.
By outsourcing this function to a collaborator, you’ll be able to move faster. You’ll quickly learn what works and how to correct mistakes in record time. These people are experts in their niches and know which IT solutions will best serve your ends.
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These 4 reasons should be enough to start considering outsourcing if you can’t deal with the volume of your IT tasks. Choose the right person for the job, and put all your energy to bringing your start-up to success.
And if you want to learn where to find a good development team to outsource, read this article and get to know why Central and Eastern Europe can be a good choice.