Outsourcing -- how to delegate business tasks (if you're an employee)

by lekkp 9 replies
Good Morning
I work as a sales manager (B2B) and recently I've been thinking about hiring a VA to help me with the cold calling tasks.
I was reading the book the '4 hour work week' and in the chapter about automation (outsourcing life) he says that if you an employee you could delegate lots of tasks to VAs, including business tasks. However these business tasks shouldn't include financial information or identify your company.
Therefore, I've been trying to figure out which would be a solution to outsource these calls without getting myself and my company in trouble?
I'd love to hear how other people addressed these issue and how you would deal with it
Thanks a lot
#offline marketing #business #delegate #employee #outsourcing #tasks
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  • Profile picture of the author eccj
    Cold calling is hard to outsource as a business owner never mind an employee.

    If you are a sales manager why can't your employees under you make the calls?
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    • Profile picture of the author lekkp
      I also have to make as many calls as my team, other than supervising them, so there's just not enough time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Therefore, I've been trying to figure out which would be a solution to outsource these calls without getting myself and my company in trouble?
    I'd say get permission from your employer before 'hiring' anyone. Even if you pay the person yourself, your employer may not want an outside person representing the company.
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  • Profile picture of the author lekkp
    haha that sounds like a sound advice to not be fired.

    But I was wondering if there would be a way I could use outsourced cold calling services to gather relevant qualification information without identifying my company?
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    • Profile picture of the author animal44
      Originally Posted by lekkp View Post

      But I was wondering if there would be a way I could use outsourced cold calling services to gather relevant qualification information without identifying my company?
      People do lead gen without mentioning the company... Shouldn't be any different, should it...?

      Subject to above advice, of course...
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      • Profile picture of the author lekkp
        Awesome advice animall44!! Thanks a lot
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      • Profile picture of the author jodyshopstore
        Yes, This is correct. Thanks for the advice
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    • Profile picture of the author theleadsguy
      As the person above me mentioned, there are plenty of VAs and call centers that can do lead generation and qualification for you without mentioning your company's name.

      In fact, you don't even have to tell the VA/Call Center what your company name is if all you're doing gathering qualifying information for leads. They can just use their own company name or a generic one that you set up for them to do lead gen with (e.g. XYZ company).
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  • Profile picture of the author ncairncross
    Have you read "Predictable Revenue" by Aaron Ross? It's a great book for people running sales teams and I'm sure you'd get a lot from it.
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