Small businesses want to stay as independent as they possibly can for as long as they can as well. It's normal to want this as you are the one who is putting your blood, sweat and tears into it. However, eventually you will have to seed some kind of control of your business and outsource some services.
These are services that you need to have in order to even function properly. And so, you have to accept that outsourcing is just the normal thing to do. In fact for many of the large corporations around the world, it's like water off a duck’s back to have various processes they need outsourced.
Over the years as more and more small businesses have been bought out, and merged into huge conglomerates, entrepreneurs and small business owners have seen the practice of outsourcing in a veiled stigma.
It's seen as a threat sometimes and thus, some business owners will avoid doing it completely. But here’s why you should embrace this rather than run away from it.
Checking your quality
Outsourcing can be eye-opening for businesses, especially small businesses. It's not uncommon for SEO companies to actually have their own work marked or ‘checked over’ by other SEO companies.
This is to make sure they haven’t missed anything in the backend of a website they are improving. If another company that is in the industry cannot find fault with their work, they know that they are on par with potentially bigger companies and are on the right track in terms of quality.
It's good for testing
Another way outsourcing has become popular is when design companies are looking to see if they have the quality of product design they think they do. For example, if a company is designing a gaming chair, they might go ahead as usual and create their own product.
Next, they will have another gaming chair design company, test their chair for tolerances. They might not have the money, the expertise or the equipment to test their own chairs. So they hire a similar and superior company to do it for them. This way, they can learn about what they’re doing wrong and simultaneously improve their testing methods.
Bucking the trend
You would think large companies like Amazon would have their own delivery fleets by now. Well, logistically speaking this isn’t all that difficult to do if you have the staggering revenue that Amazon does.
However, practically it's impossible to have your very own fleet of worldwide delivery trucks. That’s why a company like DPD is the choice of many large and small businesses. They offer incredibly competitive pricing, and also offer next-day delivery.
This is superb for giving customers more control over the timeframe of delivery and saving them time as well. You can drop off your parcels at one of their local shops or choose their more business oriented services that deliver worldwide to countries like France, USA, Italy etc.
Don’t look at outsourcing as losing your control over the business you have started and own. Sooner or later you will have to deliver parcels to customers, you will want to learn from the best in your industry and make sure your quality control is meeting the standard.
Take it with a pinch of salt however, and keep a strong focus on your own standards.