To get funding for your initiative, youâ€™ll need to convince the reader that your effort will be worthwhile and worthy of funding, and at the same time youâ€™ll need to format and craft your grant proposal in the way organisations expect.
The success or failure of your search for funding often rests on the quality of the grant proposal itself. A skilled provider can effectively communicate your mission, your goals, your short- and long-range plans, and how your project will make a real impact.
There are many small and home businesses out there that know the advantages of outsourcing. You can’t be a master of all things, although I’ve found most entrepreneurs to be as good as many so called ‘experts’ in their field. So you decide that accounting or customer service isn’t your strong suit and you decide to hand it over to one of our lovely parents. But how do you outsource? How do you put across what you need? What are your procedures and expectations? How do you communicate? How do you find the best service at the best price? What can you outsource?
Personally I use video to show prospective outsourcees what I’m looking for. I show them the procedures I want them to go through and the kind of service I expect and want them to show my customers. As for what I outsource – well anything I’m not good at or hate doing – basically anything that involves numbers. I’ve been outsourcing to my ‘beta’ parents for months to get this site off the ground and I have a great relationship with them but that’s because we’re all aware of the goal and have a sense of belief and righteousness about the project. It’s a nice feeling.
However, in the past I’ve come across some right numpties when I outsourced, we’ve all been there, and learning how to do it right is an expensive learning curve. My best advice is to pay the extra bucks if necessary to get someone with a track record or you just have a good vibe about – don’t let the price guide you, it’ll cost you.
Some people have turned outsourcing into an art form and if you’re interested in learning how outsourcing really can revolutionise your business and family life then I’d recommend www.outsourcemethod.com – they’re in to the whole freedom from your business thing which is great for some and they’re definitely the leaders in their field, but I like to keep close to the ground with my business. Maybe with a few more grey hairs I’ll outsource the lot but for right now I’m all about the Supporting Parents In Business campaign which you need to join today.
I’m not sure if I can spell it out anymore but SPIB allows businesses to post jobs and projects for FREE (no there isn’t a catch) and parents looking for flexible or outsourcing work then apply for those jobs for FREE. That’s it. If your a business or a parent sign up today and you can post jobs and apply for them with a free lifetime membership. Do it now.
How much is your business worth? What is your return on investment on recent projects? Are there seasonal swings you can take advantage of? Or best of all, does outsourcing your financial analysis make good financial sense?
Skilled financial specialists can wade through complex data and financial statements and make recommendations that can improve your bottom line.
The financial repercussions of some decisions are often not clear unless you can really crunch the numbers; if you donâ€™t have that kind of skill, donâ€™t worry â€“ thereâ€™s help available.
If you donâ€™t have a website for your business, you need to get with the program. In most cases, customers and prospective clients expect you to have a website even if they donâ€™t actively use it or refer to it. It may sound odd, but recent research shows that most people assume that a company with a website is larger and more stable than a company without one.
You donâ€™t need to be a graphic designer to build an effective website. Focus on growing your business while outsourcing your website design to a skilled parent who’ll creates the look and feel of your site.
Website design is one of the most popular outsourcing jobs online today. You can have a new site designed or give an existing site a makeover in just weeks or even days. Just make sure your site is an extension of your corporate identity; youâ€™ll spend money creating it, so be sure it works for you.