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What services should you contract out?

Running a business is no easy task and there will come a time when you need to think about whether to hire employees or whether to look for work tasks that you can contract out to other firms. One of the key benefits to bringing in other contractors is that you are not responsible for their sick pay or holiday allowance and the company that contracts to you bears all the liabilities. It also means that you can reduce their contract or end it completely without being liable for staff redundancies.

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There are a number of different areas of your business that you can look to contract out, such as some of the following.

Cleaning – this is a great one to pass onto a reputable business. They will have the skilled and knowledgeable staff and all the equipment that is needed to carry out these tasks effectively. The staff will also have been trained in all areas of hygiene, contamination and infection control, which means that this is something that you don’t need to train your staff. Instead you can negotiate with the cleaning company as to the frequency of cleaning that is best for your business and then sit back and relax knowing that your office is being looked after.

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Couriers – having your products and packages picked up from your business and delivered to your customers by a Same Day Courier Reading company such as or one local to your area is the best way to get your items delivered on time and with care. It also means no need for your reception staff to be standing in line at the local post office waiting for the packages to be weighed and then put out for delivery.

Accountancy – outsourcing your accountancy work is common sense when you think about all the legislations and procedures that need to be followed with company finances. Rather than trying to navigate this yourself, you should have this dealt with by an accounting firm. You can also have your bookkeeping undertaken by the same firm so that you know you are always up to date with your financial management. This means that you can ensure that there are no nasty surprises when it comes to end of year tax returns or quarterly VAT reporting.

Admin – if your business is in its early days and you are struggling to meet all of your deadlines and get all of your paperwork up to date you might want to consider using a virtual assistant until you are in a position where you can hire an administrator of your own. A VA can help with a variety of admin tasks and you can find some that will specialise in certain areas such as marketing or transcription work. This way you can pick the person that has the knowledge and skills that will benefit your business the most.

Joe Hammonds

Hi, I am Joe; I am an entrepreneur, father, mentor, and adventurer passionate about life.
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