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What roles can tech startups outsource early on?

Syam Vemula Senior BI Consultant at InfoMagnus

October 18th, 2016

I recently started a small tech company. Work keeps coming and piling up and I simply don’t have time to do everything on my own. However, I am still not in position to hire additional help full time. The other problem is that I am a bit of a control freak and I am not sure how much work would I trust someone else. Do you think that I should outsource some of the work and what roles would that be?

Valeriia Timokhina Eastern Peak Software: Custom software development

October 18th, 2016

Hi! I work for an outsourcing company with extensive experience in working with startups. My advice is to outsource tactical roles, but not strategical.
At the early stage it's essential and there's nothing wrong with being a control freak when you run a startup. Indeed, it sounds great.
Let me explain what does tactical and strategical mean.
Strategical roles, as you understand, are your startup CXO's, product managers etc. - decision-making people.
Tactical - they are your employees such as developers, designers, testers and project managers. They perform necessary tasks for you but aren't responsible for overall strategy.
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