By Colin Barrow

Part of Starting a Business Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Doing everything yourself is rarely a good strategy in business. Other people may be better, cheaper or faster than you at some aspect of your business. While you may, for example, be able to deliver products to your customers, couriers are probable better value for both you (and your customers).

Consider the following reasons why it might make sense for you to consider outsourcing some aspects of your business:

  • Assistance in meeting unexpected deadlines

  • Access to expertise

  • Greater scalability

  • More predictable costs

  • More free time

  • Economies of scale