By JOE CONNOLLY
“What stops many people from starting their own businesses isn’t necessarily the lack of a good idea, but the details involved in getting going. If you’re stumbling on the finer points of starting up, consider hiring someone else to do them for you.
Outsourcing isn’t something that just big companies do. Some small-business owners are outsourcing more, too, so that they can concentrate on what they do best.”
– The popular media has made outsourcing a dirty word but you shouldn’t be afraid to apply the same principles that the big businesses use to your small businesses. You can even do overseas outsourcing such as having someone write a program for you by going to websites like RentACoder. You can have someone take over your CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software like the website Salesforce.com (They even offer free CRM for individuals) or run your conference calls like Freeconference.com. The possibilities are pretty limitless. -ed.