The First Things to Outsource When Growing Your Business

You don't have to master it all in order to grow your business.

Outsourcing means you can spend more time on the aspects you do best. This guide breaks down what can be delegated and the companies we recommend to take the work off your hands.

Outsourcing aspects of your day-to-day operations means a specialist can accelerate tasks that take you longer to complete. Plus, you reap professional opinions and expert guidance without adding to your headcount.

Increasing the efficiency of your operations also means you get to spend more time on the tasks you enjoy. These are likely the tasks that add the most value for your customers. Increasing the value your business offers is the time-tested path to growth.

But when you’re running a small business, how do you know the right time to call in outside help? Outsourcing is an investment, after all. What will the financial impact be?

What’s covered in this guide

We’ll walk you through scenarios that signal when it’s time to start outsourcing the following areas of running your business:

  • Payroll
  • Reporting sales tax
  • Invoicing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Filing taxes and getting tax advice
  • Data entry
  • Legal support
  • Marketing
  • Admin

To help you get started, we’ve included 13 companies that can provide you with reliable, expert support. As a bonus, you’ll find a curated list of helpful guides from the Bench blog to learn more about each outsourcing area.

The final section of the guide walks you through how to determine the returns on your outsourcing spend, including an example calculation.

Get informed and start working smarter—not harder. Download the guide and start planning the first steps to scaling your business.

The First Things to Outsource When Growing Your Business

You don't have to master it all in order to grow your business.

Outsourcing means you can spend more time on the aspects you do best. This guide breaks down what can be delegated and the companies we recommend to take the work off your hands.

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Your outsourcing questions answered

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When is a good time to start outsourcing?

The short and long answer, with example scenarios.

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What should I outsource?

Explore 10 areas of your business you can outsource and 13 companies that can lend the support you need.

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What will I gain from outsourcing?

Learn how to determine the return on your investment, with an example to break it down.

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