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PACK ED WITH TIPS AN D TOOLS TO BEN EFIT YOUR BUSINESS

OUTSOURCING RESOURCES Outsourcing can save your small business big bucks and give you a competitive edge. Does your small business have a creative team, social media expert and multiple skilled assistants? No? Well, no problem. All of these duties and more can be outsourced. We asked the owners of three Chamber-member small businesses to share some their favorite outsourcing resources.

EXPERT PICKS FOR OUTSOURCING:

Terry Barber:

Ashley Jernigan:

Pam Mashburn:

Owner of Little Engine Broadcasting

Owner of JBD Hospitality, helping

Owner of exploreMedia and

with three local radio stations

clients with their marketing efforts

publisher of several magazines

JAMMRESOURCES.COM offers a virtual assistant and social media management for the

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TEXTBROKER.COM

entrepreneur who needs help but

Producing content is one of the

not overhead. The Jamm team

hardest things for a small business.

Part of our success has come from

allows for consistency in social

being able to outsource many

Creating blog posts, press

media messaging, allowing me to

releases and even website content

things that would require addi-

focus on other areas while

tional full-time staff or expensive

is time-consuming (and not always

keeping me on deadline.

investments in ever-changing

ROI measurable). However, the more

content we have, the more traffic and

technology. We use fiverr.com to do things like create logos, lay

QUICKBOOKS SE

out sales pieces, convert files

This app monitors every

and produce promotional videos.

transaction you make, including

Originally, we were attracted to

deposits, and you can categorize

the site because of the cheap

between personal and business

$5 starting price. But now, we’ve

expenses. Also, it tracks your

dug deeper and found quality

mileage and records receipts by

entrepreneurs that we don’t need

email or scanning. And it tracks

to invest in regularly, but when we

your expenses and profits and

do, we can get quality work in a

tells you how much you should be

timely fashion.

paying in taxes.

COST: $5 starting price

COST: $11.99 / month

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higher SEO we reach. Most small businesses can’t afford a copywriter on staff, and freelancers are hard to find. This online copywriter site (and there are others like it) lets you pay as little as $.15/word. A caveat: You need to cultivate relationships with the site’s writers to find the one who works best for your business. It costs a little more to request specific writers, but costs less than sitting down to write it yourself.

COST: Starting at $.15 per word

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Montgomery Business Journal - May 2019  

Montgomery Business Journal - May 2019