It’s Friday, already, again! Are you, like so many other business owners & workers, constantly wishing for more hours in the day? Working overtime and still finding there’s not enough time to do the things you actually want to do? Outsourcing can save you time, in turn saving you money – but there are also plenty of other reasons to consider outsourcing certain business functions for your company.

Here are our Top 5 –

Increase efficiency

Companies that do everything themselves have much higher costs which must be passed on to customers. Outsourcing allows you to minimise these costs. Time gained back as a result of outsourcing certain functions can be deployed in a more effective way, in order to make your business more efficient.

Control capital costs

Cost-cutting may not be the only reason to outsource, but it’s certainly a major factor. Outsourcing converts fixed costs into variable costs, releases capital for investment elsewhere in your business, and allows you to avoid some large expenditure. Outsourcing can also make your firm more attractive to investors, since you’re able to pump more capital directly into revenue-producing activities.

Focus on your core business activities

Every business has limited resources, and every manager has limited time. Outsourcing can help your business to shift its focus from peripheral activities, towards work that serves the customer, and it can help your people to set their priorities more clearly.

Risk management

There is a degree of risk inherent in any type of business. However, you can outsource certain risks to the balance sheet of an external provider. For example, Payroll, Tax Returns and Compliance can largely be outsourced, thereby moving that risk away from your people and putting it on the shoulders of the outsourcing firm’s team.

Competitive advantage

Outsourcing can allow smaller businesses to benefit from the economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise enjoyed by larger firms. If you choose the right outsourcing providers, your business should be able to benefit from the latest systems, technology, and processes. This could give your firm a competitive advantage.

If you’d like to discover how outsourcing from Elta could help you, contact our friendly team of Licensed Trade Accountants today!

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