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Outsourcing

Technology

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Tech Guy

Your tech support can make or break your business when something goes awry. Here's what you need to know to avoid disaster.
Technology

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can't decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
Growth Strategies

Friday the 13th and Other Unlucky Numbers From Around the World (Infographic)

If you do business globally, here's a look at several numeric superstitions you might want to avoid.
Technology

Apple's iPhone: Designed in California But Manufactured Fast All Around the World (Infographic)

With the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C, here we break down the complicated global relationship between Apple, its suppliers and manufacturers.
Growth Strategies

The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing

Small businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on freelancers to get even their core business functions done, including accounting, report writing and preparing PowerPoint presentations.
Growth Strategies

Can Consumers Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back to the U.S.?

The Million American Jobs Project suggests that if consumers simply bought five percent more American-made products, a million new jobs would be created.
Growth Strategies

More Businesses Turn to 'Near-Sourcing' to Save Time and Money

We examine the growing trend of companies switching to closer vendors from those farther away.
Marketing

Should You Outsource Your Customer Service?

Call center technology can now combine, customize and expand your customer communications while reducing costs. So would outsourcing boost your business?
Virtual Assistant

10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

With the growth of virtual assistants, their expertise now runs the gamut -- from making vendor calls to sending out thank you cards to prospective clients. Here's how to make the most of virtual help.
Starting a Business

What to Consider When Outsourcing SEO

Search Engine Land editor Danny Sullivan on whether it's best to outsource SEO or keep it in-house.
Marketing

When Outsourcing Social Media Marketing Makes Sense

While most businesses should handle social media in-house, Entrepreneur writer Mikal Belicove says there's at least one reason to hire a consultant.
Technology

Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Computer Security

If you aren't equipped to fight a cyber war, you can hire mercenaries who are.
Ready for Anything

The 10 Best Things for Entrepreneurs to Outsource

How much of your time is taken up with activities that don't create new products or services, drive more sales or find new customers? If the answer is a lot, here are some tasks to offload.
Growth Strategies

Do You Need a Full-Timer, Contractor or Outsourced Help?

Workers come in more varieties than ever. Use this advice to choose the best option for your business.