Outsourcing – One of the toughest decisions is making the actual decision

Outsourcing work offshore has been happening in the finance industry for over 10 years (if not longer). When I started my business it was not on my radar, I mean when I started my business I didn’t even have any clients. So I didn’t exactly have anything that needed to be outsourced. I had all the time in the world. However, over the past 5 and a half years business has continued…  Read more

Should you outsource work to offshore workers?

The rise of the global workforce and the choice to offshore: the debate will not go away, so it is time to be educated and assess if you should hire/outsource parts of your business offshore. If you’re wondering whether it’s worthwhile to hire overseas workers and offshore part of your business for virtual admin support or other business services, cost considerations alone can make the prospect quite attractive. Before you…  Read more

Stop the contradictions on outsourcing

Earlier this week I got into a bit of a “bun fight” within a Facebook group as I tried to show people how their contradictions about outsourcing effects small business in Australia. Sadly it was clear I was in a minority – but that doesn’t mean I will change my views.  Sadly I also think people will learn the hard way – costing them time and stress. Yes, the age…  Read more

5 Superhero’s you NEED in your business life (secretary is not one of mine)

Where is your secretary?  I don’t have one. I received a phone call yesterday from a new potential client and her first response to me was “I am shocked you answered the phone – I just assumed you would have a secretary”. Whilst I tried to keep a straight face (although on the phone this was a bit easier) it made me realise there are so many people in my…  Read more

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