Startups and small businesses would be wise to have as much variable staff as possible. This is true for two reasons. First, you probably have a lot of diverse needs and not all necessarily require full-time hires. Second, the cost of a bad hire is always high and especially so for smaller businesses. Thus, they should consider IT outsourcing where possible.
This doesn’t even consider compensation costs. For Silicon Valley or other large markets, hiring someone is an expensive proposition. And you’re competing against the giants in the startup world for top talent. IT outsourcing (if done off-shore), allows you to afford equal talent for a fraction of the cost. You just need to manage them properly to make this an effective business move!
What types of IT outsourcing can the startup consider?
- Specialized tech (audio, visual, etc)
- Tech support for staff or customers
- They can purchase software and talent in support functions like marketing, accounting, and more
- Non-IT outsourced talent. You can just as easily outsource non-core functions like recruiting, finance, administration, and more
So how do you make this happen? Where should you look for IT talent? Should you go with an agency or hire freelancers directly? And once you hire, how do you remotely manage them?
I’d love to help you with this. I have a lot of outsourcing experience, networks all around the world, and might even be able to help you with certain tasks myself!
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