Starting a venture and developing your product or service requires working quickly and efficiently. You need to ensure your start up offers value in terms of innovation, quality and convenience, even though you have limited resources and may be racing against the competition to be first to market. Anyone who is attempting, has attempted and failed or attempted and succeeded will know this is no easy feat – as a small business owner, you have to be an accountant, advisor, manager, event planner and PR coordinator rolled into one. With each hosting similarly important jobs, it doesn’t take long to be muddled on the playing field. This is where outsourced development comes in – if you’re the quarterback, then your remote workers is your supportive halfback ready to be passed the ball.

It can help even the smallest of businesses take off

Pixc provides e-commerce stores with on demand product images editing services, where product images are touched up and given a nice layer of professionalism. Founder Holly Cardew utilised outsourced development, by deciding to hire a remote staff to more than 200 people in 12 different countries over the last few years. This has ranged from web development, to graphic design, to media relations and content writing from people stationed at Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Australia and much more. To her, it’s put value into her business especially during its early days.

“I had done no book-keeping for six months and taxes were due. I decided to try out Philippines outsourcing, looking for someone to work 8 – 10 hours per day for the next three days […]