Entry #2: Reduce Fixed Overhead by Outsourcing

Most companies are continuously looking for ways to cut fixed operating costs and improve profitability. But many small businesses ignore evaluating money spent on non-core business functions.

That’s where outsourcing comes into play.  Do you have an IT person on staff? Why not consider finding an SBE providing that function and outsource it to them instead? Have them hire your IT employee, as they’d really benefit from working for an IT-centric Company.  You’ll save some money, get access to greater knowledge, reduce computer-related downtime and get better service.

Consultants are precisely what you need to improve your bottom line as they require less of your resources to administer programs and solve operating problems.  In the Security Industry, my industry, outsourcing security to a consulting company allows customers to have the latest industry knowledge at their disposal, as well as allow them to save by not having the long term costs associated with employees. Along with a better quality service, our clients often show savings in excess of 40%.

Outsourcing is an excellent way to cut fixed operating costs during a bad economy.

Richard A. Satterfield III, President
Rastronics Security Solutions, Inc.
Bradenton, Florida
Office: (941) 348-1212
Mobile: (757) 620-6310

April 2012: The Supplier Spotlight Monthly SBE Contest.

 Sponsored by Supplier-Connection – An initiative of major US companies committed to spending more with US-based small businesses.


About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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3 Responses to Entry #2: Reduce Fixed Overhead by Outsourcing

  1. Pingback: Entry #2: Reduce Fixed Overhead by Outsourcing « The Supplier … « Outsourcing Yes

  2. Amy Barlow says:

    I work in an industry that uses consultants and I completely agree with this. The company I work for has seen significant savings and benefits from using consultants in a wide variety of positions.

  3. N/A says:

    Absolutely agree! I wish more companies would see this benefit and use consultants! Consultants are a great use of a companies resources especially when they do not need someone full time for a project. In the security industry I can see where this would be a huge benefit. Thanks for writing this article. Hope others will see as well. Also checked out your website and see you have a great selection of services and products that everyone from individuals to large companies should look in to purchasing. I know I certainly will be reviewing my security needs after reading your site/materials.

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