How Outside Help Can Benefit Your Growing Company
Outside help can benefit your growing company. Building up a company’s reach can be a serious challenge, but it’s one that’s well worth it. Turning to “off the shelf” services, contract workers, and SaaS companies can help your business do more while saving you valuable time and energy. Here’s a look at a few of the options out there to consider, courtesy of Financial Potion:
Legal and Logistical Help
One of the most valuable assets a company can have at any point, but especially during expansion, is a trustworthy legal team. Companies naturally take on more risk as they go. Having a lawyer (or team of lawyers) you can turn to for questions, clarifications, or guidance is absolutely necessary. If you’re still using the lawyer you used when you first started, take some time to think about whether or not they’re still the right fit for your company. They may be, but if you’re a larger, more expansive business than they really have the chops for, it might be time to look toward other options.
Logistical services that work through red tape on your behalf can also be incredibly valuable. For example, a contractor looking to expand their solo business into an outfit with more employees should probably consider forming an LLC. However, the process can be a bit of a chore. Fortunately, you can turn to a formation service for this type of undertaking and have it knocked out on your behalf. Anything that takes menial work off your plate is a big value when you’re running a business.
Web Design and UX Contractors
Unless your business is specifically centered around a website or app, you probably don’t have a designer or user-experience expert on staff. However, ClearMindGraphics notes hiring one on a contract basis for web design is a smart move during the growth stage. As your marketing reach expands, you’re going to have increasing numbers of users visiting your website. When they do, you want to make sure it’s easy to use, intuitive and funnels customers toward a conversion point.
Web designers and user experience pros are trained to spot the website issues that turn visitors off or send them in the wrong direction. Look for someone who is experienced in performing website audits that can help you identify annoying bugs or dead-end pathways that aren’t serving your business’s wider purpose. Then either enact the changes with the people you have on staff or expand the freelancer’s contract to include the fixes. And, if you go through a service like Fiverr, you pay a set fee, rather than an hourly rate.
Payroll and HR SaaS
As Disc explains, growing your customer base usually means expanding your employment pool. Although it’s exciting to bring new people on, it can be a bit of a headache if you’re not already prepared. Make things easier on yourself by investing in a payroll or HR Software as a Service (SaaS) program.
programs out there that can handle everything from logging hours and dispersing paychecks to assessing your company culture and evaluating employee performance. You can use these tools to identify inefficient processes, gauge new employees’ onboarding speed, and more. Take a look at a few of the SaaS options on the market to see if there are any that can simplify your personnel workload.
You can have an amazing staff, and they still may not be able to do the work your business needs to thrive. Don’t be afraid to turn to outside help. You might just find that a little extra something from outside gives you the time and mental headspace to do something amazing.
Look to Financial Potion for more tips and information to help your growing company!