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7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know You Could Outsource

Running a business requires a lot of tasks, many of which are unrelated to your actual work. If you calculate the hours you spend doing administrative and supportive tasks, you might realize you are missing out on billable hours.

Still, hiring someone to work in your office might not feel like the right solution. Suddenly you have an employee. Do you have enough work for him or her? Do you have an office where he or she could work? That’s why outsourcing is often the best solution for entrepreneurs and other business owners.

When we speak to business owners, they are often surprised at the number of tasks they can outsource. Here are some of the tasks you can outsource that may come as a surprise:

[if !supportLists]1. [endif]Brainstorming - Working on your own means not having anyone with whom to bounce ideas around. The team at Argosy is happy to work with you on idea development or simply provide some feedback on a project you’re doing.

[if !supportLists]2. [endif]Powerpoint Presentations - Presenting to a client or pitching to an investor means having a sensational presentation. To create one, you need to polish your talking points and demeanor in addition to producing stunning visuals. We can help make your presentation pretty so you can knock their socks off.

[if !supportLists] 3. [endif]Reminders - There’s always so much going on! Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone remind you about things? Avoid embarrassment about forgetting birthdays, meetings, and that errand you need to run on the way home.

[if !supportLists] 4. [endif]Telephone calls - Some calls you need to make yourself. Others just need to get done. Give us a list and we’ll take care of it.

[if !supportLists] 5. [endif]Voicemail Support - Listening to voicemail takes time. You could be doing other things. Let us listen and manage your voicemail. We’ll relay all the important information to you.

[if !supportLists] 6. [endif]Scheduling - It might take six emails to get a time, date, and location chosen for a meeting. Who has that kind of time? That’s a lot of back and forth.

[if !supportLists] 7. [endif]Mail Merge/Data Entry - Punching numbers into a spreadsheet and wrestling with Word’s mail merge takes time. Offload these tedious tasks so you can get twice as much done.

Curious about what else you can outsource? Check out our full list of services.

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