There are multiple benefits for small businesses to outsource, the main reason being cost cutting, as no benefits need to be paid to employees, and therefore there is a reduction in overheads such as office space and furniture, computer equipment, insurance etc. There are other benefits of outsourcing, of course, and some of them are:

1. Allows small business to focus on core competencies – Employing a Virtual Assistant to perform the basic or peripheral duties in a business allows entrepreneurs the ability to focus on their core business and improve the quality of their products and services. It also allows business owners and operators to market and build their businesses in the time that they otherwise would not have had.

2. Employ targeted professionals – By outsourcing, whether to a Virtual Assistant, web designer or other business professional, you are paying for experienced and expert assistance. This is usually more cost effective and productive than persevering with trying to complete the work in a substandard manner.

3. Save money with increased workforce flexibility – Outsourcing allows businesses to work in a way that wages become a variable cost that can be altered depending on your monthly requirements. As demand increases, your Virtual Assistant can work more hours, or you can hire additional assistants for support.

4. Garner new ideas and innovations – Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes, and by adding a Virtual Assistant to your team, you are expanding your access to resources and ideas that were previously unavailable to your business.

Outsourcing provides small business the opportunity to grow without the need to develop its own internal infrastructure for limited services. With benefits like these, why wouldn’t you outsource to a Virtual Assistant?

Nicole Graham | Business Mentor, Strategist | Hong Kong

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Founder and Director, Nicole has been working in the remote support, virtual assistant, outsourcing space since 2007. A professional with multiple certifications, and a specialist in virtual support and ecourse implementation, Nicole is passionate about supporting women-owned businesses in growth and development.

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