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5 Tasks Entrepreneurs Are Better Off Outsourcing
Outsourcing

5 Tasks Entrepreneurs Are Better Off Outsourcing

The smart move is focus on growing your business and hire talented freelancers for everything else.
Jacqueline Whitmore
The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco
Managing Employees

The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco

Outsourcing is and will continue to be a vital way for small- and medium-sized companies to grow. But just knowing what to outsource isn't the issue.
Gene Marks
Should Your Startup Outsource Tech? 4 Questions to Help You Decide.
Outsourcing

Should Your Startup Outsource Tech? 4 Questions to Help You Decide.

Just how soon do you have to get that product of yours to market?
Rahul Varshneya
25 Businesses That Make Life Simpler for Other Businesses
Business

25 Businesses That Make Life Simpler for Other Businesses

Running your business involves a thousand tasks that don't sell your product. Other people have businesses to do that for you.
John Boitnott
Don't Trust Your SEO Company Until You Can Verify Everything They Tell You
SEO

Don't Trust Your SEO Company Until You Can Verify Everything They Tell You

Outsourcing SEO is a smart move for time-strapped entrepreneurs, but only after setting up processes to keep a trained eye on their work.
Felix Tarcomnicu
5 Questions to Help Decide If Outsourcing Is the Solution
Problem Solving

5 Questions to Help Decide If Outsourcing Is the Solution

Determining whether a problem should be solved by your team or through outsourcing requires careful analysis.
Asha Saxena
Take Your Payroll from Worst to First in 4 Easy Steps
Payroll

Take Your Payroll from Worst to First in 4 Easy Steps

Meeting payroll is a fundamental business chore and among the tasks most readily outsourced.
Matt Straz
Do These 3 Things Before Hiring a Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistant

Do These 3 Things Before Hiring a Virtual Assistant

VAs can help you get more done, but success does not come naturally.
Brandon Turner
Want to Make $1,000 or More Per Hour?
Time Management

Want to Make $1,000 or More Per Hour?

You can achieve these results in your current business, knowing what you already know.
Brandon Turner
7 Areas of My Life That I Outsource So I Can Focus on Business
Time Management

7 Areas of My Life That I Outsource So I Can Focus on Business

Hiring others to do these tasks gives me more time to do the best work I can.
Timothy Sykes
9 Ideas to Make a Side Income While Growing Your Business
Starting a Business

9 Ideas to Make a Side Income While Growing Your Business

What if you could get a side hustle that would help bring in a healthy secondary income to alleviate some of that financial stress?
Darrah Brustein
How a Ghostwriter Can Breathe Life Into Your Startup's Content Strategy
Content Strategy

How a Ghostwriter Can Breathe Life Into Your Startup's Content Strategy

The typical startup budget is small but the demand for content is big. Ghostwriters are often the affordable solution.
Larry Alton
Dishing on Success: How Fishs Eddy Found Its Footing
Business Unusual

Dishing on Success: How Fishs Eddy Found Its Footing

A 30-year-old NYC housewares emporium plates up a delicious future
Lambeth Hochwald
Time Management

Say 'No' to These 5 Things for an Immediate Life Improvement

If you want a lifestyle that makes you wake up saying "yes!," you need to learn to say "no" more often.
Matthew Toren

Outsourcing is a cost-saving practice used by companies where a company relies on an external source to get a company need met, whether it be in business processes, information technology, manufacturing or material supplies.

Types of outsourcing: There are various types of outsourcing -- from highly specialized knowledge to highly repetitive tasks -- that companies use, such as IT outsourcing, customer service outsourcing, or business process outsourcing, which includes typically internal office functions such as human resources and accounting.

To watch out for: Most individuals outsourced by companies are considered independent contractors; however, the IRS has strict rules about who is considered an independent contractor versus an employee -- the latter of which the employer is responsible for paying social security taxes and employee benefits, so be sure to check the federal government’s “The Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide” or “Independent Contractor or Employee?” for guidelines.

Helpful outsourcing resources: Outsourcing”; “How to Build a Better Business with Outsourcing”; “The Pros and Cons of Sourcing.”

 
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