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5 Things NOT to Say to Graphic Designers

It is no secret that graphic designers can be difficult to communicate with. Not only because they have special design software and jargon that non-designers may not be familiar with, but also because there are times when clients have no idea what they want but know exactly what they do NOT want when they see it. Hence, this collaboration can be tricky and filled with misunderstandings that cause project delays. In this article, we will share five things that you should avoid saying to your design team and why:

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Rapid Application Development Through OutSystems

Amid the frequent shifts in the landscape of software development, one main strategy has remained: reducing development time as much as possible while boosting the progress. Through Rapid Application Development (RAD), wherein the planning stage is reduced and prototyping is intensified, developers can easily adapt to changing requirements in a fast-paced market. Moreover, by implementing the RAD process, teams can adapt to a flexible process throughout the evolution of the project and incorporate knowledge from the UX design process to quickly iterate before the launch of the application.

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Is Automation a Threat to the BPO Industry?

The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines employed 1.3 million professionals and generated $25 billion in revenues last year. It is expected that by 2022, the Philippines’ BPO sector will generate revenues of $40 billion and account for 15 percent of the outsourcing market in the world.

However, the past few years have seen robotic process automation (RPA) and other automation technologies emerge—putting 89 percent of the BPO sector at risk, according to the International Labor Organization. As RPA technologies become increasingly advanced and widely used, processes that were once outsourced now require less human intervention.

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Building a Scalable Business Through Outsourcing

A scalable business is something that all entrepreneurs aspire to achieve—but what does this exactly mean?

Simply put, scalability means the ability of a business to respond to increasing demand or workload, and its potential to multiply revenue with just a minimal incremental increase in its costs. One of the most effective tools to scale your business is outsourcing, wherein a company hires a third party to accomplish a specific function or activity.

When the need arises, outsourcing allows businesses to expand their capacity easily without requiring them to formally hire new staff, invest in more office equipment, and lease a wider space—in short, without increasing the fixed overhead costs.

So how can companies leverage outsourcing to establish a scalable business?

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Direct Sourcing Solutions’ HQ Move to One West Paves Way for Continued Growth

Direct Sourcing Solutions recently hit a new milestone—but this isn’t about reaching record-high quarterly revenues or achieving metrics. We’ve moved to our permanent Philippine headquarters!

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Here’s the Simplest Way to Scale Your Business Without Hiring

Are you ready to scale your business?

Many entrepreneurs struggle to grow their business because they focus on the wrong things. Instead of working ON their business, they work IN it.

Sure, there are tasks that need to get done inside your business, and you want to ensure that everything’s done right down to the tiniest detail. But here’s the rub, if you tend to focus your energy on these non-core time-consuming tasks rather than performing the crucial activities which can propel your business to the next level, your business is doomed to stagnate. FOREVER.

Grasp the importance of this idea, and determine the key areas where you need to maintain your laser focus. Once you’ve done this, the next logical move is to get someone who can accomplish the other tasks that you’ve decided to remove from your plate.

However, if you are not yet ready to hire a full-time employee or are simply uninterested in doing so because of the “headaches” that come with it (e.g., recruitment process, payroll, providing benefits, training, workplace and equipment, and supervision/ quality control), there is another way to scale your business—it’s through outsourcing.

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Here’s the Fastest Way to Hire and Onboard a Virtual Assistant

One of the most common mistakes that entrepreneurs do which stunts the growth of their business is they try to be superheroes and do everything in their business. As your business grows, your needs also change and you need to adapt accordingly.

It is unwise to spend most of your day performing the time-consuming ancillary functions, instead of the value-adding core activities that drive revenue and growth. These crucial processes may involve the strategic and creative aspects of your work.

As for the mundane tasks such as responding to client inquiries and requests, data entry work, administrative duties, and other similar activities, it is recommended to hire someone else to do it for you.

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Surviving and thriving as a new startup

You may have probably heard about horror stories of business failures among startups. According to Cambridge Associates, the percentage of startups that fail has topped out at a whopping 79% during the dotcom bust. But before you start to get dissuaded and feel doomed to fail, there are some things that you can do to survive and thrive as a new startup.


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The sky’s the limit when it comes to outsourcing (just ask Richard Branson)

When it comes to business advice we could all do a lot worse than listen to Virgin boss Richard Branson. Since he and some friends launched a student newspaper at the age of 17, he’s gone on to create a group of companies that generates over $1 billion a year. So when Sir Richard extols the virtues of outsourcing, it’s probably worth hearing what he has to say.

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How agencies can benefit from outsourced recruitment support services

In the increasingly competitive recruitment industry, the agency which delivers the fastest results dominates the market. Hence, larger recruitment agencies with greater resources gain a competitive advantage over small- to medium-sized firms.

However, there is an effective way on how these smaller recruitment agencies can keep up with the race. By outsourcing general recruitment duties, administrative tasks, data entry, and other non-core processes, recruitment agencies will be able to save time, reduce costs, and increase the productivity of their in-house team.

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