PreneurCast044: Outsourcing: Mechanics vs Core Business

Outsourcing is a popular topic at the moment. This week, Pete and Dom talk about identifying tasks that can be outsourced, both in your own list of responsibilities and those of your staff, to improve effectiveness and profitability in your business.


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Action Step: Look at your business and identify jobs or tasks that you or your team could outsource. Don’t just look at whole projects, but look at the tasks that make up those projects.

Tech Tip: Investigate software and systems that may help you automate some of your business processes.

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Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, author, and marketer from Melbourne, Australia.

Before being honored “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications all over the continent, Pete was just 21 years old when he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, The Melbourne Cricket Ground For Under $500! Don’t believe it? You will! Check out the story in the FAQ section (it really is our most asked question).

Since then, he’s done some cool stuff like write the international smash hit ‘How to Turn Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality’ (+ the upcoming ‘It’s Not About the Product‘) and he’s created a bunch of companies including Infiniti Telecommunications, On Hold Advertising, Simply Headsets and Preneur Group.

Lots of other people think he’s pretty good too! He’s been announced as the Global Runner-Up in the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2009, the Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year, and a member of SmartCompany’s Top 30 Under 30.

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