6 tasks that CEOs should outsource

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Outsourcing is something often thought to be reserved for large businesses. However, it can be an effective tool to streamline your operation and save you money all at the same time – regardless of the size of your business. 

So, if you’re considering outsourcing some parts of your business, here are the main areas where you can see some serious efforts from outsourcing: 

Cleaning Services

Cleaning your premises is essential, but often expensive when done in house. This is because you need to hire staff, train them, pay them, and then purchase and store the necessary supplies. All of these costs a lot of money and time. 

Hiring a facilities management company, for example, can deliver all of this without the time commitment from you, and often, at a much smaller cost. 

Social Media Management

A strong social media presence is essential in this day and age. However, managing this in-house isn’t easy without a team overseeing everything. This team needs to be paid for, which again means salaries, benefits, and equipment. 

Outsourcing your social media management can save you time, money, and still deliver the results you need for your business. 

Office/Site Security

Securing your workplace has a number of benefits. Firstly, it helps to keep you, your staff, and your assets safe. It can also save you money on insurance, and help to prevent the damage of antisocial behaviour such as theft and vandalism. 

These services, when managed in house, are expensive. A facilities management company, however, can provide services for you at a much more reasonable cost. 

Administrative Tasks

Administration is an everyday reality for every business. There are countless tasks that fall under this category that will vary depending on the company. This is why many businesses look to hire full-time and part-time administrative assistants. 

Virtual assistant agencies and other similar outsourcing services can handle these tasks more efficiently and for a smaller cost. You can outsource everything from travel arrangements, customer service tasks, personal errands, proofreading, and more! 

Accounting and Book Keeping

One of the worst things you can do is leave your accounting and bookkeeping to the last minute. Finding a good accountant is tough, finding a good service you can outsource your accounting needs to is much easier, more affordable. This is mainly because you might not need someone to overlook your accounting and bookkeeping full time. In fact, you may only need a few hours a week to manage your needs. 

Paying someone for a few hours a week is much cheaper than hiring a full-time employee, especially when you get the same level of output. 

Legal Services

Every company will need legal services in some form or another. However, hiring an in-house lawyer is expensive – especially if you want someone with experience. You can outsource this, however, for a much more affordable price and still ensure that your legal needs are met. In fact, legal services are one of the most commonly outsourced tasks. 

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