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The 3 First Things Startups Should Outsource


Running a startup is an exciting time…but, there are only so many hours in the day. Knowing which things to outsource can make a huge difference to the direction of a young startup, freeing up resources from business activities that might be otherwise time consuming with limited rewards. This blog can help founders and entrepreneurs understand the benefits of outsourcing.

Jobs to outsource

1. Website building

Website building is a great activity to outsource as it has many benefits. Unless your startup operates in a similar space, your team is likely to lack skills in this area. This can make it costly in terms of time and capital to design, develop and implement an effective website. For less use of resources, your startup should work with experienced and talented website designers. Ultimately, a professional build will come with guarantees of scalability and security, which are likely to be high priorities for any startup.

2. Payroll

Payroll is one of those really important, but not very glamorous business activities that all startups have to master in order to scale. Or do they? There are many benefits to outsourcing payroll, including a reduction of payroll errors. A startup may not be able to dedicate enough time to payroll management - increasing the risk of mistakes and security breaches. Dedicated payroll software will provide a more seamless option while keeping you compliant and keeping data secure.

3. SEO

Hiring an experienced SEO company is a great way to access the expertise and resources available to a professional SEO company. These skills can’t usually be replicated in house at a startup. Outsourcing the SEO activities of your business allows a startup to focus resources on more key areas of the business, whilst at the same time reaping the benefits of an experienced SEO team. SEO can more easily be scaled when it’s outsourced, instead of having to organically grow an in house team.

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In summary

There are many benefits to outsourcing certain business activities, the most important is perhaps freeing up vital resources that can be focused on more critical areas of the business. When outsourcing, it’s important to partner with the right people.

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