The fact that more businesses (particularly SMEs) every year turn more and more to outsourcing services and human resources is testament to the fact there are some very good reasons to do so. Even as far back as 2013 research on the issue showed that a whopping 90% of all businesses believed outsourcing was crucial to achieving growth!
We do not doubt that the onset of COVID-19 and a new wave of businesses operating from home would only have increased these numbers, as business look to more cost savings and improved productivity.
Although the reasons to outsource are numerous and quite detailed, these four criteria are the four essential ‘cornerstones’ of why you might well be able to boost your business in 2021 by outsourcing…
Cost savings - Costs are saved in particular by outsourcing staff. A good Virtual Assistant service, for example, is paid only for the work they do, as opposed to staff who are hired permanently and paid even when not always needed – or even around! By outsourcing, you save on hiring, training, maintaining HR, holidays and sick leave and technology costs (if staff require certain equipment to do their jobs).
Enhanced productivity – Small business owners can benefit enormously by the time they save not having to do menial tasks and can get on with working ‘on’ the business instead of in it. Generally speaking, time saved by outsourced services greatly improves in house productivity.
Improved Communication – Once again small businesses in particular, even as small as one-man operations like Financial Advisors or Medical people with a large clientele, but small staff, can streamline by having one Virtual assistant service that handles all forms of customer liaisons from reception to CRM, to invoicing and the collection of payments.
Broadening your network – Businesses can greatly broaden their own network by combining it with the networks of their outsourced services – and build their brands through simply outsourcing a VA like V-Assist who have an extensive network and handle marketing services too.
‘One-stop’ outsourcing shop
One of the most outsourced services is Virtual Assistants and V-Assist has been one of the pioneers of that field in South Africa. We are in demand as an outsourced entity because we are highly versatile and so well connected that we are a one-stop-shop for all outsourcing services and personnel.
Contact us to find out about our massive range of services and do watch this space, as the four cornerstones set out in this article are augmented and expanded upon in our blog series for this month.
We wish you all well over the festive season and a new year that will bring you all you can wish for. Happy 2021!
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