Across the last few years, the entire business scope has changed for Americans all across the globe. With more than half – 56% – of businesses looking to invest less than 3% of their turnover into marketing, many small business owners are beginning to move away from the old-school world of marketing. By hoping they can rely upon their reputation and the quality of their work, profits are being preferred to promotion and long-term growth. As you might imagine, this poses a significant problem for small business owners all across the United States.
However, to counter-act this problem many businesses are shedding their employment costs. Instead of having a dedicated IT support team or an e-mail support expert, businesses are now turning to the world of outsourcing and virtual assistants instead. In 2013, more than two million jobs were outsourced across the US; in fact, roughly 43% of the IT sector was outsourced! This massive shift in perception and style has been quite impressive in the last few years – the days of ten-year career paths at a local business are more or less gone.
As conglomerates become the go-to guys for the majority of consumers it’s vital that US businesses start to use the resources they do have to give their service the most value possible for each and every customer they have. So, with the outsourcing world upon us more than many ever thought would be possible, what can we expect to see from this industry in the coming years and months? What benefits can small businesses get from using this unique service?
Evolve or Die
The problem is that the majority of businesses are suffering losses due to being overstaffed and underworked. When you need to pay a salary of around $20,000/year to each employee you can watch those profits disappear quicker than you would have ever imagined. However, with outsourcing you are paying fees as and when you need that service; no more days sitting around the office drinking coffee, waiting for a job to turn up. The fact is that businesses absolutely have to make every last dollar they have count; a failure to do so will only see small businesses struggle to get their feet off the ground, or be able to last into 2016 and beyond.
If you aren’t ready to evolve, cut costs, and maintain (or improve) productivity levels through outsourcing then your business could be in a spot of trouble in the future.
The best part about outsourcing, though, is that you know you will be dealing with a professional. They know how to take the job on, they get professional standards, and they are used to seeing the world around them change and evolve. Outsourcing key tasks in your business can help you get professional people who are desperate to deliver a professional solution rather than training members of staff, waiting for them to hit a certain level of competency and performance.
Less Cost, Equal Quality
The most important aspect of having outsourcing, though, is you don’t need to house anyone. You don’t need a larger office if your staff expands, you don’t need to expand the payroll by a five figure sum, and best of all you’ll notice no drop in productivity. Outsourcers know their stuff, and can be the perfect solution for your business without having to up your costs or add anything too much into the system in terms of wages or expenses to cover a new member of staff. They work from their own office, and give you everything you need.
When someone works for you the dynamic changes; even if you are wrong, they won’t question you. Every joke you say is hilarious, and every decision you make is bang on. However, with the help of outsourcers, you can get more clarity. They’ll be quicker to tell you the “other” side of the story and bear far less fear with regards to what might happen if they speak up. Don’t think this is a bad thing, though; it’s the perfect way to give yourself that extra push in the right direction.
This actually creates a better atmosphere around the workplace. Those who do stick around are your trusted lieutenants who you know will be honest with you and give their all, whilst you merely outsource all of the tasks you don’t have a specialist member of staff for who you trust and believe in.
You might have a great content writer who you love in terms of his creativity and his ability to spin terms into something unique. It could even be a quality logo designer who gives your own clients something unique and engaging; but when you hit a successful patch and your business continues to grow in the right way, can they handle the increased pressure?
Outsourcers will be working for you and a bunch of others. This means that they are used to working long days and are more likely to fit in the extra work that you need managed when things scale up. This might not seem like much but if you have a team member who can be relied upon to take on mammoth orders without losing quality or consistency, you will notice a massive increase in business performance – and profits.
Peak Performance, Fair Price
The best thing about an outsourcing team is that the value for money; they come with professional performance levels and high-end ability, as well as the capacity to cope with high demand and extremely awkward tasks with relative ease. The “skill per dollar” ratio, though, is extremely balanced regardless of what you are buying or outsourcing. You will find that, when using an outsourcing firm, you can get a massive range of value just from working with the right people – such as ourselves, here at NodeLaunch.
The Right Help
When you are facing an uphill battle with the ever-changing business climate in the US, or anywhere in the world really, you will notice that you simply need more impetus and fresh ideas. With the help of outsourcing, you can make sure that any possible breakthroughs your business is on the verge of creating can be broadcast in the right manner.
You’ll be able to make sure that you make less mistakes, waste less resources, and give people the kind of service and credit that they duly deserve. At NodeLaunch we concentrate on always delivering a service that really hits home and can increase the viability of any project being completed on time, in budget, and with everything that was originally required being included.
At NodeLaunch, we take a huge amount of pride in the amount of people that we work with across the country. The importance of helping businesses new and old increase their value, their productivity and their profits is something we thrive on. America isn’t a nation run and managed by the massive firms; the banks, the massive shopping complexes and the huge restaurant chains.
It’s run by the thousands of independents who employ people, who provide unique services, and who still take customer service seriously.
If you need help in maintaining the standards you either had in the past or wish to start providing a higher standard of work, then NodeLaunch is here to help. Our friendly and dedicated approach to life in general ensures that we can give you access to a team of experts across various different sectors. Just like any other business, we are constantly growing the team we have here and ensure that, regardless of what you need, we will have somebody in position who can help you achieve that dream.
Being able to give your business the right way forward is going to be absolutely pivotal to the long-term success, growth and development of the entire country. If you can make your business faster, smarter, more responsive, and more in-line with what your customers want then what more can you ask for?
However, being able to deliver this kind of service takes a lot of time, patience, commitment and humility on your part. Getting over this problem is going to be vital to making sure your business can win the battle – and the war – and finally establish itself permanently. For more help in doing so, NodeLaunch can be the perfect companion.