reasons for outsourcingWhy outsource or Understand that outsourcing is not a “set it and forget it” way of getting things done.  It’s your business and you’re responsible for managing the resources that work for you.  Keep in mind too that if you micro-manage your resources for fear of not being in control, then you will miss the whole point of outsourcing.  The key to success is finding the right balance and developing a trusting relationship between you and the resource.

This can be a tough thing to figure out, especially if you’re just starting a business.  There are so many things going on, so many things that need your attention all at the same time.  It’s not fair to bring on resources to do work for you and then leave them to deal with it.  They may need more information in order to proceed.  They will more than likely look at the task from a different perspective than you are.  They will have questions and present options or details that you didn’t think of.  Add into the mix communication that is not happening as often as it should because you’re busy is a recipe for disaster.  Think about what you need, plan for it and commit to getting your resources in place and up and running smoothly.  It’s an essential part of getting your business off the ground and working toward success.