August 14, 2020  

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Outsourcing typically isn't considered to be an HR function. However, outsourcing as an alternative to hiring has become an important aspect of running a business. When should you outsource rather than hire? How do you make smart outsourcing choices? These articles offer some useful thoughts, resources and tips on outsourcing.


  • The Art of Running a Virtual Company - Here's my perspective on what it's like to run a virtual company. It has its pros and its cons. That's for sure.
  • Outsourcing - Entrepreneurs wanting to start a small business in today's world must deal with the topic of outsourcing. The outsourcing example in this article deals with the relationship between Xerox and EDS, a global business and technology services company.
  • Outsourcing - This article briefly explains the costs and benefits of outsourcing work to other countries. While the outsourcing has a negative connotation, there are benefits to be reaped for companies large and small when dealing with outsourcing.
  • An Introduction to Small Business Outsourcing - For almost every business challenge, small business owners can either build a team internally or hire an outside firm to do the work instead. The latter approach, small business outsourcing, is growing increasingly popular. If you're keen to outsource, start by understanding the fundamentals of outsourcing.
  • Advantages of Outsourcing - Outsourcing has a bad reputation in some circles, with many associating it with job losses to foreign countries. The reality is that there's much more to outsourcing than that -- and for small business owners, outsourcing could be a smart business move.
  • Disadvantages of Outsourcing - Outsourcing sounds great at first blush. But, there's a reason that most companies still hire employees, rather than outsource everything to third-party firms. Before you take a leap into outsourcing, make sure you understand the disadvantages of outsourcing.

  • The Outsourcing Decision - Outsourcing is an attractive alternative to hiring employees. The question is when to outsource and when to hire? The outsourcing decision is never easy, but this outsourcing advice may help you make the right choices.
  • Outsourcing Advice for Small Business Owners - Many small businesses outsource various functions of their business, typically paying a premium. In order to gain a competitive advantage, small businesses must get creative and find a path to efficient and cost-effective outsourcing.
  • Are You Outsourcing Too Much? - Have you lost touch with the workings of your own company? Are you suddenly receiving complaints from customers about poor service or products? You may be outsourcing too much.
  • Amazon's Mechanical Turk - Have a lot on your plate? Amazon's Mechanical Turk gives small business owners an inexpensive alternative for outsourcing inconvenient tasks. But if you aren't careful, you could get more than you bargained for.
  • Outsourcing Mistakes to Avoid - You can go overboard with outsourcing and get your business in a heap of trouble. If you're dabbling in outsourcing, here are some common small business outsourcing mistakes you'll want to avoid.
  • Outsourcing: 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know - Hiring individuals or teams to perform some of the tasks of your business is a great way to leverage your time and allow you to focus on pulling in new clients. Rather than hire on staff employees, many business owners are choosing to outsource work instead. This article will help you to understand some of the questions you need to get answered so your outsourcing experience will be a positive one for your business.




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