What Can You Outsource?

I speak to a lot of founders that are considering outsourcing key functions to keep costs and headcount low. Can it work? “Sometimes” is usually my answer. I’ve seen outsourcing effective at startups that I ran and also for founders I work with, but you need to make sure you have the right partner and understand how you will integrate that function back into your staffing at a later date.

One of the most common areas that startups outsource is technology. For non-technical founders, this is often the fastest way to market. It can seem lower risk since you are hiring a team and not a…