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vWorker: Creating the eBay of remote work.

vWorker: Creating the eBay of remote work

  Name of your company and URL? vWorker: http://www.vWorker.com   Date started? April of 2001 What is your product or service? vWorker connects 150,000 people and businesses to remote workers and saves them 36%-80% over traditional hiring. It also allows over 300,000 people to work from home, choose what they work on and set their […]

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When an Entrepreneur Who Supplies Virtual Assistants Decides to Hire His Own – Joshua Last, GlobeTask

Outsourcing is a relatively new concept that has added another dimension to a multi-faceted workplace, a revolutionary solution that can take your business past the tipping point. People invest so much time, effort and money into growing their businesses. However, they must also consider how that time, effort and money can be most wisely spent. […]

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Web and Ecommerce 7.3. Website Design and Development: Outsource Companies

Web and Ecommerce 7.3. Website Design and Development: Outsource Companies

Website Design and Development: Outsource Companies One thing this world is not short of are Website design and development companies. It’s harder to find a McDonalds than it is to find some company that will do your Web site for you. Your problem isn’t finding outsource companies; your problem is finding one outsource company in […]

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Web and Ecommerce 7.2  Web Design and Development: Marketplaces and Job Boards

Web and Ecommerce 7.2 Web Design and Development: Marketplaces and Job Boards

Web Design and Development: Marketplaces and Job Boards We have structured this book as a reference book. On more than one occasion―hiring back office help or technology help―we’ve included a section on marketplaces and job boards. Those resources apply to Web development, as well: your best solution to your Web development needs is to turn […]

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Information Technology 6.2. Outsourcing Information Technology: Directories

Information Technology 6.2. Outsourcing Information Technology: Directories

Managing an organization with an outsourced IT component is not an easy matter. It doesn’t matter if you’re either comfortable or totally confused with technology; as the owner of your business with an IT infrastructure and strategy, you must master an ocean of knowledge two inches deep about that technology. You simply cannot hire, manager, […]

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Back Office 5.9. Human Resources

Back Office 5.9. Human Resources

Right now, you’re contemplating a shoestring venture that may just be a one-person virtual business. At some point, if your venture is successful, you will bring employees on board. It may be as simple as a general office gofer to help you with all the administrative tasks you cannot outsource. It may be as complex […]

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Back Office 5.6. Project Management

Back Office 5.6. Project Management

Depending on your final product, your business can run one of four types of operations: a job shop (an auto repair shop is a job shop), a project company (like an architecture or construction firm), line operations (like a manufacturer), or continuous operations (like a gasoline processing plant). Almost all home-based businesses are on the […]

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Core Competencies and Outsourcing

Core Competencies and Outsourcing

In the MBA world, they call “what you do best,” core competencies. Corporations understand that they succeed by doing what they do best and letting other folks, like suppliers or vendors, do the other stuff. For instance, most hotel chains do not actually own their hotels. Why? Any moron can own a hotel. The owning […]

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Hybrid pricing changes the game for services . . .

For those of you who outsource services, such as Web site design, database design, call centers, etc., as well as those of you who sell services, such as Web site designers, designers, database builders, and so on, the current recession has forced both outsourcing companies and services companies to rethink how they structure their fees. […]

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The Roundup September 16

Dreamweaver becomes Dreamcounter and Acrobat Reader becomes Acrobat Number Cruncher. It may not be hot, but it’s cool. Adobe will acquire Web analytics software firm Omniture for $1.8 billion later this year, the companies announced on September 15. As a result, Omniture’s analytic software will be embedded in Adobe’s content-creation tools. . . . Omniture […]

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We told you the outsourcing model was the way to go!

In the latest issue of the New York Times, Kermit Pattison talks about global outsourcing as a resource for small businesses and solopreneurs. Money quote: “This is one more step in the path to leveling the playing field between small and large businesses,” said Thomas W. Malone, a professor at the Sloan School of Management […]

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The Roundup June 4 Higher Tech Edition

When you swim in red oceans . . . If a single hit product can save a company that has fallen on hard times, then Palm’s Pre smartphone, which goes on sale at midnight Friday in the US, probably has as good a shot as any. The device has earned favourable early reviews. But catching […]

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If you’re thinking of making toys in China . . .

Think again. Shoestring Venture deals extensively with offshoring manufacturing to China and I’ve done a fair amount of consulting with companies big and small (even one-person companies) who have manufactured toys in China. As you might imagine, Chinese toy manufacturers have taken a pretty hard hit this year what with lead-contaminated Thomas the Tank Engines […]

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Outsourcing innovation

In my advocacy for small business and start-up outsourcing, I’ve given short shrift to the research and development end of things, but this is a big focus in my current research. The Economic Policy Institute published a major study a few days ago, The Offshoring of Innovation, on the consequences of outsourcing innovation to India […]

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