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5 Things You Need to Outsource to Increase Productivity

Productivity levels are a big part of what makes a business succeed or fail. Any business owner worth his or her salt could tell you this. However, what many do not talk about is the fact that some of the services currently done in-house could easily be outsourced for productivity purposes. Entrepreneur.com makes the point that outsourcing serves a number of very important and wonderful purposes in the business world, and it is certainly not something that should be looked down upon.

Accounting And Payroll Services

Why do you have a large and expensive payroll service in-house when these services could easily be put on someone else? This is the question many companies are asking themselves at this point. They look around and see any number of outsourcing providers who are more than happy to take up their business and get it done even less expensively than anyone else.

Social Media Marketing

Who has time to sit around on Facebook and Twitter all day coming up with marketing posts? There are too many better ways to spend your time when you are attempting to grow a business. As such, it is a good idea to let this work be handled by the experts. They probably know a little better how to create the right types of posts for social media accounts in the first place.

Website Design

Some companies have wonderfully designed websites while others essentially have duds. The difference is often how much time is sunk into the website. Obviously, all companies would like to have the best possible websites, but few want to actually sink the time into them that is required. Consider taking the advice of HBR.org on this one and focus on other tasks and let this one get outsourced.

Time Tracking

This type of work is often tied in with payroll management, but is important in its own right. It is about tracking the amount of time spent on various projects and on working in general. The reality is that companies want to have this information anymore, but they need to make sure that they get it from the right sources. Outsourced providers of this information are more than happy to handle it all and send in the appropriate reports as needed on a regular basis.

Customer Service

There will be some complaints from customers about any company that outsources their customer service. However, often times the customer service function of a business simply eats up too much time to justify keeping it in-house. Often the outsourced providers can answer simple frequently asked questions that otherwise simply take up too much of a small business’s time.