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Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business

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About The Class

How to Hire Freelancers and Outsource Product Production

Most small business owners begin by doing it all. But as you grow, you’ll probably find that you need help. But what kind of help? And where do you go to get it?

In Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business Stacey Trock will show you how to navigate the options for getting the help you need for your business. From bookkeepers and accountants to graphic designers, photographers, and web designers, to virtual assistants, to production assistants, to overseas factories, to marketing agencies...there is a whole world of freelancers able to help your business run more smoothly!

In this class you will learn the following:

  • The range of freelancers that are available, and what role they can fill in your business
  • How to write a procedures manual for your business, making the delegation of work as seamless as possible
  • How to hire a virtual assistant and streamline your business into tasks that can be carried out by someone other than you
  • The difference between a contractor and an employee, and the pros and cons of each
  • How to outsource the production of physical items for your shop, including working with local artisans and navigating the process of ordering custom items from overseas factories (via Alibaba)

By the end of Outsourcing Workload to Grow Your Business, you’ll learn how to decide what is truly important in your business and what your time is worth.  The secret to successfully turning over portions of your business is to structure your workload into systematic and well-defined capsules, which can be handed off to a largely-independent freelancer; freeing you up to do the things that you really love!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Destined to Fail: Trying to Do It All

  3. 03

    The Basics of Hiring

  4. 04

    Who to Hire and Why

  5. 05

    Hiring Technology as a Resource

  6. 06

    Intro: What's Best for your Business

  7. 07

    How to Analyze your Business

  8. 08

    Building a Hierarchy of Outsourcing Needs

  9. 09

    How to Document Your Business for Success

  10. 10

    What's a Virtual Assistant? What to Expect

  11. 11

    How To Shop For Your Freelancers

  12. 12

    Intro: Outsourcing Product Production

  13. 13

    How and Why to Leverage Your Best Selling Product

  14. 14

    Getting Started with Small Scale Production

  15. 15

    Bigger Scale Manufacturing

  16. 16

    How To Avoid Relying On Manual Labor

  17. 17

    Intro: Evolving and Growing your Business

  18. 18

    How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Growth: Scale Your Business Wall

  19. 19

    How to Implement Changes that will Grow Your Business

  20. 20

    Setting Future Goals

  21. 21

    How to Use Profits as a Vehicle for Growth

  22. 22

    Secrets to Growing your Business from Mei Pak/Tiny Hands


Meet Your Expert

Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock is the entrepreneur and social media maven behind FreshStitches, the uber-popular and innovative craft design and supply company. Her experience running one of the largest subscription clubs in the fiber world, teaching internationally, and developing her own overseas-manufactured products ... read more

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