Increasing Overall Efficiency by Outsourcing Tasks

January 12, 2015

Starting a small business comes with a number of advantages and drawbacks. Besides the feeling of self-accomplishment that you’ll have, there are many challenges that you’ll need to tackle on a daily basis. One of such challenges is to make sure that your financial records are always in great order. Because time is a scarce commodity, and bookkeeping duties time-consuming, you should definitely consider outsourcing the finance and accounting tasks of your company.

efficiency-3

More overall efficiency

Most small businesses turn to outsourcing finance and accounting services because they want to improve their overall efficiency. The degree of outsourcing varies from one company to another. For example, you may decide to have your bookkeeping tasks handle by an external firm, or delegate your whole finance department to a company offering CFO services. In general, the most common operations that startups outsource include:

–       Payroll accounting

–       Accounts receivables management

–       Accounts payables management

How can your company reach higher efficiency levels?

As you might know, small businesses constantly deal with a restricted access to capital. This is especially true if they were created recently. One way to gain more financial flexibility is by targeting business areas where to cut costs. This is where outsourcing becomes very interesting. In addition, outsourcing companies offer you the opportunity to focus on more strategic tasks such as determining the direction by which the company will move for the upcoming year. For instance, you’ll for example have more time to calculate accurately how much money your company needs to cover its operations for the next business cycles, whether you should allocate more resources into marketing to increase visibility, or even build some financial models for growth.

There are many other tasks that you may decide to outsource. The best thing to do is to start with your accounting and finance tasks, assess the benefits gained, and see whether you should extend outsourcing to other functions of your company.

If you are interested in growing your business call Hartman today at 713-467-2222.