Do you know the old game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ During the competition contestants could phone a friend to gain help with the answers to difficult questions and we think that as a business owner you shouldn’t be afraid to do the same thing. You should make sure that if you have an issue, a question, a concern or perhaps even a job that you can’t handle that you can phone someone up who will be able to help you.
Essentially, we’re talking about learning to outsource in your business. Through outsourcing, you can pass some of the more difficult jobs and issues to other companies, organizations and freelancers. While this does require a leap of faith because you need to make sure that you can trust the company or service you’re using it is beneficial.
Don’t Lose Money
If a contestant didn’t phone a friend during the game show, they would typically lose the money they had already gained and go home with nothing. The same can be true in the business world. You may find that you are in a position where you are missing out on huge levels of potential profit. As well as this, you can actually save money and resources through outsourcing. Rather than taking all the weight yourself, you shift it to other companies. This, in turn, allows your business to become more agile, flexible and cost-effective.
As such, by outsourcing, you will be boosting your finances in two ways. Firstly, you will have the potential to take on more clients, offer more services and sell more products and thus make more money. Second, you will be saving money by avoiding hires and using outside help.
Look Like a More Powerful Force
When a contestant used to phone a friend, they answer another question on the board, and if that friend was correct, they gained more money. A viewer walking in at that point and watching the game show would immediately think that individual was in a stronger position than they actually were. They wouldn’t know that they used a phone call to help them and neither will your customers or clients.
Outsourcing is an invisible service and one that is not seen by the customer. If you use outsourced IT support in your business, your customers and clients will not be aware of this. But they will see the impact that this type of service has on your company, such as a boost in productivity. As such, you look stronger, and you might even be able to win over more customers.
Get the Expert Advice
Last but not least, usually when someone phones a friend on the gameshow, they do it because they have no knowledge of the topic related to the question. As a business owner, you won’t know everything related to running a company. You may, for example, be completely unaware of issues with legality in your company. Using a legal outsourcing service will provide you with key information and help you avoid a mistake that could cause you to lose everything.