Startup founders need to follow two rules: focus on doing things that you are excellent at and outsource other things.

Outsourcing is a critical part of starting up because that is the best place to start. Outsourcing makes much more sense for startups but there are points to consider before going for it. These will help you determine whether the vendor is reliable and whether you can trust him or her completely. You can use these points to assess your capabilities as well.

Ability

Start off with something simple and assess the ability of the potential vendor. At the same time, make sure you check for experience. You will definitely want to work with someone who knows what he is doing because he has already done it before. Don’t just go for people who are interested and ‘think’ they are perfect candidates.

Responsibility

The vendors you choose must be accountable, which means that they should be committed and willing to put in the required time and effort into the task at hand. Remember to check whether or not they have the required resources as well.

Assertiveness

You need people who are assertive enough not just to push themselves but also to push you to do better. Such people are highly reliable and trustworthy. You may have to spend some more to bag such vendors but they are completely worth it. They will do well and that will encourage you to follow suit.

Adaptability

Change is a part of every business and the vendors you choose must be open to adaptation and challenge. Sometimes the changes can be huge and vendors who are not willing to adjust to such changes will only hurt your business. Therefore, this criterion is very important.

Raising the Bar

Everyone wants to play but there are only a few who want to win. You want the latter. These are the people who will push themselves to achieve results. They will progress significantly and keep raising the bar for themselves.

Keep these in mind while selecting vendors and outsourcing, and you won’t make mistakes.

Entrepreneurial Learning

Be careful while outsourcing work so as to choose the perfect vendors. Weigh each against adaptability, accountability, and other such factors to find the best. This may take time and effort but the extensive selection process will lead you to a successful establishment.

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