Many small businesses I know outsource their finance function: they'll have an outside bookkeeper and tax accountant and will use a service for processing payroll.
The company I work for does our accounting/payroll in-house, but we have outsourced graphic design for logos, product packaging and other marketing collateral. We've also tried (without as much success as one might have hoped) outsourcing some customer support and using an outside telemarketer.
Diane Aull - NineYards.com
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