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How to Use A Sub-contractor to Save Money and Build Business
By William Burley
Managing the sometimes drastic changes of both increasing and decreasing work flow can be a challenge for any small business owner. One way to expertly navigate the changes is to partner with a sub-contractor, independent contractor, freelancer or virtual assistant. Doing so will allow you to ensure that you have an experienced worker to handle your priorities without creating a sharp increase in overhead costs. Many entrepreneurs have never considered the smart business decision of working with a freelance virtual assistant. This can make the process of choosing the correct independent contractor a chore in itself. Below are considerations that will help any small business owner make a better choice for their particular needs.
MAKING THE DECISION TO OUTSOURCE
Some factors to objectively consider when making the decision whether the small business should outsource work:
What are the real costs of hiring a permanent employee to perform tasks or doing it yourself opposed to having an independent contractor perform the work. There are immediate costs which include recruitment, training, office equipment, and more. Long term costs include payroll and benefits taxes.
Skills and Time
You must determine whether you have the real time to recruit, train and manage a permanent employee or would it benefit you to immediately access the skill set of an independent contractor or virtual assistant. There are many benefits to partnering with a sub-contractor. Take a moment to objectively assess the best move for your small business.
William Burley is the founder and owner of Burley-Wilson & Associates, a virtual assistant and virtual paralegal services firm. Contact William at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.burley-wilson.com.
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