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Outsourcing Tips for Startups

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Tips for entrepreneurs on what and how to outsource various business functions.

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Outsourcing Tips for Startups

  1. 1. Outsourcing<br />John Prendergast & Furqan Nazeeri<br />
  2. 2. Serialentrepreneur aerospace<br />engineer Harvard MBA founder/CEOPivot raised tensof millions ofVC investor/advisorto many startups<br />
  3. 3. Serialentrepreneur NOT an engineerKellogg MBA Lean Startup founder/Blueleaf CEOhundredsof millions in companiessold startup advisor<br />
  4. 4. Outsource everything<br />*<br />* that isn’t core to you long term success<br />
  5. 5. Plenty Of Fish<br />
  6. 6. CORE<br />SUPPORT<br />
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  8. 8.
  9. 9. Accounting<br />
  10. 10. Banking<br />
  11. 11. Law Firm<br />
  12. 12. Design / UX<br />
  13. 13. Branding / Copy<br />
  14. 14. Engineering / QA<br />
  15. 15. Payroll<br />
  16. 16. Customer Support<br />
  17. 17. Online Payments<br />
  18. 18. Advertising<br />
  19. 19. PR/Marketing<br />
  20. 20. Brokers<br />
  21. 21. Others?<br />
  22. 22. Tools<br />Skype<br />Basecamp<br />Highrise<br />SharePoint<br />QuickBooks<br />
  23. 23. Conclusions<br />Outsource everything<br />Core vs. support<br />Outsourcing is easier than ever before<br />Short-term vs. long-term<br />Anything is possible<br />Relationships make a difference.<br />
  24. 24. http://altgate.com/<br />fn@altgate.com<br />cell 617-372-2970<br />http://blueleaf.com/<br />john@blueleaf.com<br />cell 617-721-3195<br />
  25. 25. Thank you!<br />

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