hiring external consultants as an entrepreneur

If you own your own company, there’s a good chance your schedule is constantly filled to the brim. After all, there’s always something to do, whether you have to call your supplier, make sure your paperwork is as it should be or whether you have to check resumés of people that applied to your job offer. Busy, busy, busy! Often, this isn’t the most fun way of working – after all, no one likes having to work day and night! But to be honest, it’s also not always the most productive way: you can’t be the best at everything. So instead of slaving away over your taxes, it might be a good idea to hire a tax consultant. The same goes for other tasks.Hiring External consultants/professionals can take over a huge chunk of your workload and often manage everything a lot better than you did. In this article, we talk about some external professionals/consultants that will make your life easier. 

Hire a marketing agency/ freelancer

Google, Facebook and other sites and social media love mentioning that ‘everyone’ can put ads online. And yes, that’s true. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s easy to spend a lot of money without a lot of return on your investment, called ROAS in the field. Or maybe you’re spending a lot of time writing content for your website, but none of your pages make it to the top 10 in Google … If marketing isn’t your strong suit, a marketing agency can help you out. They can build a SEO structure that is bound to have a big impact on your page views and make your ads way more alluring and efficient. One less thing you have to worry about! 

Hire an accountant/ tax consultant

If you’re tired of spending a full week each year trying to get your taxes in order, trying to find all your paperwork and getting headaches from all the numbers, it might be a good idea to let someone with more experience handle this. A good accountant might cost a pretty penny, but will be worth their worth in gold if you can monthly send them all your paperwork and know everything will be handled. You might even get more tax returns, because they know all the tricks of the trade you don’t! 

Hire an IT partner

When you’re managing a business, IT might not be something you think about daily. Sure, you buy new employees a laptop and you pay a fee for services such as Google Drive, but when everything’s running smoothly, there’s no need to pay attention to IT, right? Well… not exactly. If you don’t pay attention to your IT, there’s a possibility that you won’t have a back-up when your server crashes. Or that you won’t notice if your data has been breached. Luckily, many IT companies offer ‘managed services’, which means that you outsource certain functions to an external company. Often this means that your IT company will test your network and monitor network security, provide data storage, manage upgrades and new installations, suggest and implement software patches and more. They can also give you IT advice (Dutch: IT advies) In short: they make sure everything runs smoothly in the background, so you don’t have to worry about e.g. hackers stealing your data. 

As you can see, hiring external professionals can clear up your schedule ánd make your business flourish. Which professionals do you work with? 

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