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Man stressed out over tax filingsEver found yourself in a dilemma as to whether or not you should hire someone else to do your dirty work? You’re not alone.

Remember the first time you decided you wanted to hire a bookkeeper and accountant to take care of your corporate taxes because they got too complex?

Remember the first time you ran into a sticky employee situation so felt you needed to hire a human resources firm to handle it for you?

Remember the first time you got frustrated with an email issue so you called in the hired gun – a third-party IT firm?

Or how about that time you stayed late, after a sales meeting, just to clean up the community kitchen?

As a company grows, it is able to decide what functions they want to handle internally; and just as easily, they decide on what functions they do not want to do. Most business leaders find that revenue-generating activities are their highest value tasks, so they push the other functions to third-party companies, who do it every single day.

As your company continues to grow, begin to think about areas of your business you can easily let someone else do; that way you can focus on growing your business.

What function in your business are you doing that you could easily let someone else do? Tell us below.

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