With the way we do business evolving at a rapid rate the pressure to ‘keep up’ with modern business practices is enormous, especially online.
Business owners can find themselves at odds trying to keep abreast with industry updates,wanting to innovate and evolve at the same time as run the day to day operations of their company. It can be tiring, overwhelming and stressful!
So take a deep breath and remember the mantra:[Tweet “‘You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.’”]
Here are 3 reasons why virtual outsourcing is good for business (and your sanity!)
1. Outsourcing Creates Space
When you’re busy running your own business it’s easy to get bogged down in day-to-day operations. Tasks that take up your time, but don’t contribute to the core functions of your company such as accounts, social media, blog writing or website updates. These tasks, on their own, might be manageable, but if you’re doing it all you’ll quickly find yourself working in your business rather than on your business.
Outsourcing some of these operational tasks on a regular basis to a Virtual Assistant creates the space you need to strategise and focus on growth and get your business working for you, not you for it!
2. Virtual Business is Agile Business
[Tweet “”Business agility is the ability of a system to rapidly respond to change by adapting its initial stable configuration””]
Being able to adapt to market and industry changes is crucial for any business. The modern business landscape is constantly evolving and shifting so our human resources need to reflect this by being flexible enough to cope with rapid change.
With bricks and mortar businesses being given up in favour of a more virtual set up, we’re seeing more and more companies turning to online, cloud based systems to run the bulk of their operations. This model is the perfect match for outsourcing.
Outsourcing is the secret sauce that many entrepreneurs, particularly start-ups, are utilising to provide scalable and affordable manpower for their projects. Virtual outsourcing by-passes many of the onerous aspects of traditional employment such as having to pay super and leave loading or set up a new employee with desk space and tech – keeping your business agile, flexible and primed for growth.
3. To Be Blunt: It’s Cheap!
The comparable cost of living in countries where offshore staff are popular like the Philippines, China and India is much lower than here on the sunny shores of Australia. This allows for skilled workers (many of whom are educated and well spoken) to provide services for clients at a fraction of what it would cost onshore. With many start-ups operating on a shoestring budget, this type of value is essential to success.
With virtual outsourcing literally at the touch of a button it is prudent to remember that to really take advantage you need to be committed to operating a modern business. This means spending the time to set up systems and processes, train and manage your outsourced resources on an on-going basis.
Interested in how you could reap the multitude of benefits that virtual outsourcing brings to business but don’t know where to start? Swing by our website for free resources and meet our team of dedicated Virtual Assistants!