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What Does Excellent Outsourcing Look Like to a Small Business?

A Brief Guide to Outsourcing for Small Businesses

You shouldn’t be the one doing all of the jobs in your business if you want to see your business grow.

While you’re more than capable of wearing multiple hats — and entrepreneurs usually thrive off of having their hand in everything — you simply have to pass the torch to capable experts in social media, websites, design, bookkeeping, accounting and marketing.

What are the Benefits of Small Business Outsourcing?

We don’t mean to brag but … we know a thing or two about outsourcing. It’s kind of our thing.

When you outsource for your business, you ultimately can save time and money, gain expertise, learn to delegate, and have time to plan where you want your business to go.

When you outsource fractional employees as opposed to hiring full-time, you choose the better fiscal option. You also have peace of mind in knowing this hire isn’t permanent — unless you want it to be.

When your fractional employee is contract-based, you can control the number of hours they work for you.

Hire experts in things in which you aren’t an expert or simply don’t want to be.

Because sure, you’re an expert at specific tasks and it’s tough to hand them off to someone else with any confidence they’ll do the job as well as you, but you’re likely burning the candle at both ends.

How Much Should A Small Business Outsource?

A remote work team can transform your workday. Accomplish more by hiring someone to help you with the tasks you either don’t have time for or don’t love doing.

You could outsource as little or as much as you want, but we recommend that your starting point is the tasks that make you most overwhelmed or are your most hated. Whatever is slowing you down in doing what you need to be focusing on needs to be rerouted to someone else.

Here are a few ideas for helpful fractional services we offer at BELAY.

Virtual Assistants

Dedicated professionals who bring their experience and expertise to your organization. They’re your personal superheroes. No phone booth required.

Social Media Managers

A Social Media Manager can help manage all of your unique social media needs and build a strong online presence to get you back to what you love most.

Accounting Services

Our Bookkeepers can provide you clear, simple and updated financial information, tax filing and preparation services, CFO, and e-commerce support so you make better decisions.

What are the Most Common Small Business Outsourcing Mistakes?

Once you’ve hired this going-to-change-your-life superhero, you need to clarify a few things.

What are your expectations for this person? How do you want to communicate with them? How will you get them access to everything they need access to? What do they need from you to be successful?

The biggest mistake you can make is passively sitting by and waiting for something to happen. 

Luckily, we have endless resources available to you.

Onboarding Process: How to Onboard a New Employee

Onboarding Remote Team Guide

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How To Streamline Your Onboarding Process for Remote Employees


As a business owner, we understand there are countless reasons you may want to juggle all the balls and wear all the hats yourself.

But trust us when we say that outsourcing with our Virtual Assistants, Accounting Services and Social Media Managers could be the best decision you make for your business this year.

Getting started is the easiest first step.