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.

Need Office Space? Then You Might Want To Consider Opening A Shared Office

Is your start-up business at that awkward stage when there are times you could really use the accouterments of an office, such as a conference room? But then you have other days where you could just as easily work out of your home office. If so, you should consider operating a shared office space business. In recent years, shared-office spaces or day offices have been growing in popularity. According to CBS News, there are at least 800 of these businesses operating nationwide. Read More 

6 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Use Virtual Office Space

If you are thinking about going into business for yourself, you may be trying to decide whether to lease conventional office space or to set up shop in a home office. Working out of a home office will save you significant sums of capital, and many small businesses really don't require full time office space. However home offices come with some disadvantages of their own, such as household distractions, limited meeting space, and difficulty in separating work from home. Read More