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Businesses should consider the benefits of outsourcing some services, and not just when they're starting up, says Geraint Jones

24 October 2013

Time and money are limited for any new business while demands and obligations seem to be never-ending. So start-ups must think carefully about their requirements and how to resource those either in-house or through outsourcing.

There are many reasons to outsource. These could be based on running costs, reluctance to undertake significant capital investment, greater efficiency, encouraging best practice and technological innovation. It also means ?a firm can concentrate on its core offerings and expertise.

You cannot cover all bases in a small firm. And you do not want people dabbling in areas that are not their specialism. Good designers do not usually make good accountants and vice versa, so people should not try to do both jobs. At Reeves we do not provide our own legal advice, nor do we design our website.

Some services need to be outsourced - or it would be foolish not to anyway. We ...

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