The thing about business is that if someone has put a lot of money and time into their career, becoming experienced and qualified, they are going to want to spend their time doing that job. That mean those folks are in the best position to provide your business with top quality services. Something that can only be good for business. But which things can you do yourself and which thing do you need to get a specialist to look at?
DIY – marketing
Something that there’s a lot of information out there on the internet on is marketing, and how to market your company successfully. That makes it quite possible to run your own marketing campaign to bring your brand and your products to the attention of the general public.
Obviously, you will need to read and research around how to do this before you start churning out e-shots, newsletters, and social media posts. Although with such an abundant wealth of resources available, it is definitely something that you can DIY.
Don’t DIY – accounts
Number one on the list of things not to do yourself is your accounts. You may think you are a financial whiz kid, but unless you have sat and passed all those exams, you are not going to be as knowledgeable as qualified accountants in this field.
They aren’t just good with numbers, but they also have an excellent understanding of the legal issue around your finances. As well as being able to give you some solid advice on how to complete your tax returns. Something that most people can find a little extra tricky, whether their company is small or large.
Yes, accountants will charge for their services.But don’t let that put you off, as it’s probably a false economy to think that you can do without their advice.
DIY – employment
It may be easier to outsource finding new employees to an agency, but is this really how you want to run your business? Surely if someone is going to be working for you, you will want to know that they specifically fit the environment and job spec.
The best way to do this is to review CV’s and do the interviews yourself. Yes, it can be time-consuming, but as you are making a significant investment in each new employee that you take on, surely it’s worth it?
Don’t DIY – legal advice
Everyone has access to Google these days, which sometimes means we can think of ourselves as experts on nearly everything. However there is one area in particular that you can read much about, but still not be anywhere near the standard of the professionals, and that is law.
They say a man that represents himself in court has a fool for a counselor, and there may just be something in that. With that in mind get legal consultation and representation where appropriate. As this is likely to save you a lot of stress and hassle.
Remember they know what they are doing, and while you may have right on your side, you also need to be able to navigate the waters of legal terminology and the subtleties of business law. Something that is not always easy for the uninitiated.