Outsourcing

News and Articles About Outsourcing

Why Relying on Gig Workers to Fill Your Skills Gap is Lazy
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Relying on Gig Workers to Fill Your Skills Gap is Lazy

The dazzle of the gig economy has blinded employers to the costs of high turnover and lack of continuity inherent in hiring temp workers.
Justin Gray
Building and Leading an Offshore Team Across the World's Time Zones
Make More Happen

Building and Leading an Offshore Team Across the World's Time Zones

There isn't a shortage of tech talent when you're beyond your zip code.
Vishal Agarwal
Is the Gig Economy Sustainable?
Gig Workers

Is the Gig Economy Sustainable?

Working projects gives you flexibility but there are some harsh realities to long-term gigging.
Phil La Duke
Kylie Jenner Learns a Harsh Business Lesson That You Already Know
Delegating

Kylie Jenner Learns a Harsh Business Lesson That You Already Know

Owning a business means being responsible for much more than you really have any control over.
Gene Marks
When Should You Outsource Work? How Do You Stay Motivated? Click Play and Learn.
Entrepreneur Network

When Should You Outsource Work? How Do You Stay Motivated? Click Play and Learn.

John T. Meyer of web-design company Lemonly answers some important entrepreneurial questions.
Erin Schultz
Entrepreneurs Who Speak for Themselves Don't Need to Hire PR
Marketing Bootcamp

Entrepreneurs Who Speak for Themselves Don't Need to Hire PR

Handing your PR over to someone else can actually make getting press coverage less likely.
Janet Murray
Remember the War-torn Balkans? Entrepreneurship There Is Now on the Rise.
International Business

Remember the War-torn Balkans? Entrepreneurship There Is Now on the Rise.

The challenges can be big, but the opportunities are wide open.
R. Michael Anderson
The Marketing Help You Need, But Can't Afford
Marketing Bootcamp

The Marketing Help You Need, But Can't Afford

A good marketing firm will bring organization and order to your customer acquisition process.
Brian Barquilla
Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource These 3 Key Tasks
Outsourcing

Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource These 3 Key Tasks

There is very important work that needs to be done in your company and you need people more qualified than you to do it.
Kallen Diggs
20 Online Invoice Solutions That Offer More Than Just Invoicing
Business Optimization

20 Online Invoice Solutions That Offer More Than Just Invoicing

Collecting what you are owed is maybe the least pleasant, and most important, task confronting entrepreneurs.
Peter Daisyme
7 Questions to Ask Freelancers Before You Send Them Work
Freelancers

7 Questions to Ask Freelancers Before You Send Them Work

Freelancers will provide the talent you need, at the price you can afford. Or, at least they will after you're sure of their talents and what they charge.
Matt Keener
American Apparel Lays Off Workers, Considers Outsourcing
American Apparel

American Apparel Lays Off Workers, Considers Outsourcing

An estimated 500 employees have lost their jobs since layoffs began last week, according to a news report.
7 Steps-to-Success for Clothing Industry Start-ups
Business Optimization

7 Steps-to-Success for Clothing Industry Start-ups

Clothing line entrepreneurs should work toward a complete business plan as the business further develops.
Toby Nwazor
There's No Place Like Home for Early-Stage Mobile App Development
Mobile Apps

There's No Place Like Home for Early-Stage Mobile App Development

The negatives of offshoring mobile-app engineering outweigh the positives, at least in the beginning of the process.
Todd Chusid

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.”