Balancing the Budget: Outsourcing Business ServicesBalancing the Budget: Outsourcing Business Services

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Balancing the Budget: Outsourcing Business Services

My company is now over a decade old and I still outsource several key functions. It isn't that I can't afford to keep them in house. It is just that outsourcing is the most financially responsible decision I can make. I outsource all sorts of support services. One company manages my IT needs. Another partner takes care of the payroll and remitting taxes. I even have a cleaning service that comes in at night, does the windows, and in general keeps everything spotless. If you think outsourcing might benefit your business, let's talk. I'll tell you what I outsource and why. From there, you can decide if my strategy would also work for you.

Five Tips For Designing Labels For Your Jams And Jellies

If you run a small business that sells homemade jams and jellies, designing custom labels for those jams and jellies is a great way to make them more attractive to customers and do a little advertising. When working with a custom label manufacturer to design your labels, here are a few tips you'll want to keep in mind. Include a picture of the fruit(s) in the product on the label. Read More 

4 Tips For Translating Audio Content On Your Website

If you maintain a website that contains content in two or more languages, then you are probably already aware of some of the issues involved with translation. You have to decide which sections to translate, whether you want to have ongoing translation of your new content, and how often you need to update your translated versions. One of the more involved issues that you need to consider is how to translate your audio and video content. Read More 

Beginner’s Tips for Buying Antique Rugs

You've always admired the antique Persian, Oriental, or Iranian rugs in your friends' homes, but were too intimidated to shop for one of your own. Aside from being attractive, durable, and well-made, antique rugs are also a great investment that will add color and style to your home. Before you hit the antique malls, flea markets, or estate sales in your area, here are a few tips to help you find the ideal antique rug for your budget: Read More 

How To Get Your Credit Report Ready For An Employment Background Check

As you are searching for a new job, it can be helpful to know what information a potential employer can use to screen you before they decide to hire you. When you apply for a job with an employer, they may do a background check through an employment screening company. That can include information such as your driving records, any past drug test records, and your credit report. To help make your application process more successful, here are some tips to help get your consumer credit report information accurate and ready for an employer's background check. Read More 

Box Truck Rentals - Packing And Moving Tips To Keep You Safe

If you need to move a great deal of products from your business to a warehouse or a new facility, then you can rent a box truck from a company like Del's Truck Rentals for assistance. This can save you money, but you will need to make sure that you do things correctly during the move to prevent injuries. Keep reading to learn a few tips that will help to keep you injury free and also keep your items safe. Read More