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Fast Track Growth with Freelancers

March 7, 2017

No business owner has the time, or energy, to be a master at every facet of their growing business. The trade-off is to be a jack of all trades, master of none. The alternative is to outsource everything you aren't an expert at. Engaging freelancers can fast track your growth by freeing you up focus on what you love.

 

Focus on Your Strengths

Your growing business needs a lot of attention and a lot of different skills. Not all of those skills are required on a regular or on-going basis and not all of them you will have. It is unreasonable to expect you as a small business owner to be a master at all of the skills you need. You need to focus on what you do best and the value that you can add to the business. Trying to learn new skills is an option but it will only slow you down. You need to be able to move quickly as the needs of your growing business change and expand.

 

Do What you Love, Outsource What you Don't

Remote access to employees has changed the definition of work itself in the modern economy. More and more people are working from home or off-site and an increasing number of them are working as freelancers for overworked, under staffed small business owners.

 

Your cashflow and workload may not facilitate the hiring of part-time or full-time staff. Fortunately, there is a way to help your business continue to grow without putting its cash flow at risk or losing your focus on the other areas of your business. An affordable and effective alternative is to hire freelancers as and when you need them. Freelancers can speed up your responses to new demands and challenges, helping you maintain your position and grow your business faster.

 

These freelancers are experts in their fields who are willing to offer their services on as needed basis to small business owners just like you who need an extra hand with a few specialized tasks from time to time.

 

You have less control over them than you would over an employee, however, they trade on the quality of their work and are dependent on return business to sustain their own business model. You can start by offloading smaller tasks to your freelancer and in doing so, free yourself up to look for new growth opportunities for your business.

 

There are a number of platforms on the web to pair you with freelancers locally or across the world to meet every need you have. You need to look beyond the cost and examine their experience, knowledge and skills as these things have far more value to you than what they charge per hour.

 

If you want to consider your options and discuss the areas of your business that could be outsourced for efficiency, get in touch with an MBP Business Advisor for a free consultation.

 

This advice is general in nature. Every situation is unique and requires tailored advice. MBP have the expertise to help you make informed decisions about your business and areas that could be outsourced to preserve cashflow and create efficiencies while you focus on the things you love doing, including growing your business. Get in touch for a free consultation by emailing mailbox@mercerbp.co.nz or call us on (07) 378 6655.

 

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