Outsourcing, the process of sub-contracting services or jobs to external providers, has been around in some form or another since the late 18th century. Large businesses have been outsourcing tasks and entire departments for decades, but that’s expanded to small and medium-sized businesses with the growth of the gig economy, which is characterized by independent contractors and freelancers.
With outsourcing, small businesses receive the same production they would from an internal employee but with added benefits. Benefits include saving money on expensive salaries and solving capacity issues. On the other hand, small business owners need to weigh the cons of outsourcing, notably the loss of in-house control of a business feature, such as marketing, payroll or accounting.
Whether to outsource or not comes down to the preference of the entrepreneurs and small business owners. Some prefer having every business aspect performed by their staff, and others realize it’s possible to grow their company swiftly by outsourcing.
Read more - http://www.smallbizviewpoints.com/20...be-outsourced/