Outsourcing Essential Business Admin Functions with Type-It Office Services Bolton Makes Huge Sense!
11th August 2011
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Sole Trader? Small Business Owner? are you overwhelmed by the seemingly endless roles you are required to perform?


  • Premises
  • Staff
  • Equipment/Software etc.
  • Telephone systems/Mobiles
  • Admin / Bookkeeping & Invoicing
  • Marketing – fulfilment, telemarketing etc.
  • The list goes on...


This is even before you start doing the work that you do best.

Now you could try and do everything yourself, but before you do look at this short quote by Sir William H Oglvie:

'How does the little busy bee improve each shining hour and gather honey all day from every opening flower?  Well, in truth, he doesn't.  He spends most of the day in buzzing and aimless acrobatics and gets about a fifth of the honey he would collect if he organised himself'

You need to ask yourself am I like that buzzy bee, trying doing everything myself and only being productive for a 5th of the day?


Time is precious, use yours wisely!


Albert Einstein was often asked to explain the general theory of relativity.

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour," he once declared. "Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity!"

It’s the same in business, do something you like and are particularly good at and you whiz through it, however something you hate or not good at well that seems to take hours.

For example:

  • Typing up that long report
  • Inputting all that data 
  • Answering the phone for the umpteenth time while you’re in the middle of something
  • Photocopying endless documents
  • The admin list goes on.


C. Northcote Parkinson's First Law: Work expands to fill the time available – so before you know it you’ve wasted all day doing something you could have asked someone else to do.

Another famous saying “Want something done, give it to a busy person”. 

In my opinion that's the secret of making it work in a small business is

                       'Only Do What Only You Can Do!'

There are a number of really good 'Virtual Administrators' like Type-IT Offices Services who offer a range of services to small businesses like:

  • Telephone Answering
  • Diary keeping
  • Fulfilment
  • Data Inputting/Data Cleaning/Data Sourcing
  • Bookkeeping
Most of these services and many more can be accessed on a 'pay as you go' basis, paying only as and when you use them, making it a very cost effective way to outsource your administration.
Clear your mind, organise your tasks and outsource anything that can reasonably be outsourced. You know it makes sense!



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