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Taking your business to the next level is a great way to expand your customer base and adapt your products and services to meet an ever-changing market and evolving customer needs. But whether you are a solo entrepreneur or retain a number of employees, you want to be making the move to work smarter, not harder.

This doesn’t mean cutting corners. Cutting corners leads to sloppy mistakes and that is a sure-fire of losing everything you have worked so hard for. Working smarter means utilizing the skills of those around you and delegating tasks to make sure your business still runs to the highest standard whilst freeing up your time to focus on meeting the demand of your clients and attracting new business to your company.

Did you know that one of the best and most efficient ways to do this is to outsource tasks to remote workers or outside organizations to let you put your focus where it is needed? With the increase in people working remotely, you can be sure to find someone who can help you where you need it the most in an efficient and professional manner.

Carry on reading to find out what tasks you can outsource.

Calls.

If you work alone or have a small number of employees, outsourcing your calls to be handled directly can free you from being attached to your phone for the whole working day. Utilizing world-class answering services to take control of incoming calls and queries can benefit your company in a number of ways. From freeing up your time to providing new and existing customers with prompt and courteous service, it is definitely an option to consider when looking to outsource tasks!

Social Media.

Promoting your company, products and services involve so much more than newspaper and TV adverts these days. To connect with the maximum number of potential clients you can, you need to harness the power of social media. But this in itself can be a full time, keeping on top of posting to the various platforms as well as being available to answer questions and direct their interest to your company in a timely manner.

There are many social media agencies who have experts qualified in all things social media and marketing who could take on this task for you and create new and engaging content to keep you and your business in the forefront of peoples minds. Why struggle yourself and add to your workload when it could make perfect sense to hire outside professionals to take care of this for you.

Website Management.

As with the social media point before, more and more people than ever are online and use search engines to find the products and services they need. If you want to be that product or service they need, then you need to have an online presence. This includes a fully functioning website that can attract people to you. this requires and downtime to be kept to a minimum and chances are, at times, you may be too busy focusing on other areas to keep an eye on this one.

So look for companies who can do this for you and trust them to keep you the search rankings with your website.

Admin.

You can all too easily find yourself stuck and bogged down in things such as payroll, invoices, emails, contracts and much, much more. Virtual Assistants are a great way to help you keep on top of all your paperwork from a remote location without the need to step foot in the office.

With all communication done via phone, email, skype you can convey what you need to be done and be confident your virtual assistant will take care of things for you. Virtual Assistants work and skills can vary from person to person so you need to be specific about the work they will be doing to make sure you can be confident that they are appropriate for you and your company.

Finances.

No one wants to reach deadline day for submitting your taxes only to find out your filing system has let you down. Keep a better track of your incomes, expenditures and filing your tax returns correctly by outsourcing this all-important task to an accountant. Whether you choose to do this on a monthly basis or prefer to have assistance as a one-off package, it will definitely ease the stress and worry for you to know that this has all been taken care of for you without you having to commit to raking through your yearly finances to get everything in order!

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