There’s something special about January 1st that inspires us all to start fresh with a clean slate. Particularly for business owners, the start of the new year presents a valuable opportunity to assess what processes are working well—and what you want to change.
Why not give your business a chance to be as efficient and productive as possible in the new year? Here are a few ways to do just that:
Get back to basics
The beginning of a new year is a good time to revisit your original business plan and remind yourself (and your employees) of your company’s mission, vision, and values. Do the same values still describe your business today? If not, consider where you can make adjustments to ensure you’re still on track. Are you taking the right steps to move your mission and vision forward? Create SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound) goals for the year ahead, keeping your overall mission and vision at the forefront.
Evaluate the efficiency of your business
In the business world, time is money. Is your business operating as smoothly as possible? Take some time to evaluate your business processes and look for areas of improvement. You might be surprised to learn which tasks are taking up your employees’ valuable time.
Outsource routine tasks
Once you’ve identified your business’ most time-consuming tasks, it’s important to address them quickly to help ease your employees’ workloads and boost company morale. One proven way to improve efficiency is to outsource routine tasks to a trusted third-party professional. Outsourcing duties such as assembly and kitting services, fulfillment, or packaging services will give your internal team more bandwidth to focus on core processes—what your business does best!
Outsourcing kitting and assembly, fulfillment, packaging, or other services can also help you save on overhead costs as your business grows. Instead of spending the time and resources to recruit, hire, and train full-time employees, you’ll gain access to a large, experienced pool of skilled laborers ready to get to work right away.
At Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Industrial Services Division, we’re experts in providing quality outsourcing services to businesses in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. From assembly and kitting to fulfillment and packaging services, we have the innovative solutions and proven experience to help you take your business to new heights. For decades now, our outsourcing division has been helping area businesses streamline processes, boost productivity, improve turnaround, and reduce overhead costs!
When your business partners with Ohio Valley Goodwill, you get so much more than outsourcing services. You also get the satisfaction of knowing your business is supporting Goodwill’s mission to help individuals with disabilities obtain meaningful employment. If one of your 2021 business goals is to give back to your community, this is a great place to start!
Outsource with Ohio Valley Goodwill!
Want to learn more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s outsourcing services? Our business development professionals would be happy to talk about your business goals and provide a free quote. Contact us today!