Choosing the right people to work with is an important decision when you are looking to build a fractional/outsourced team. Referrals are always a great way to begin your search but being clear on the type of team that suits you best is going to help you make the best decision. For example, do you want a robust all-in-one solution for all your needs or a more niche and personalized relationship for a few of your needs?
As the leader of a small team, I have seen the value a boutique experience can bring to another company. It’s just a different feeling when you working with a business owner and their crew. Here are just some of the benefits:
· More one on one interaction with leaders & designers
· Superior efficiency
· Flexibility with budgets
· Dedicated to making time for you
· Invested in your success
· Undivided attention to your projects
· Personal relationships
· Verifiable track records
My preference when hiring an outsourced team is to stay small and work with people who treat me like a person and not a number or a paycheck. I like working with small teams like mine and feeling like they are an extension of my own in-house crew. It also feels good to support other small powerhouse businesses.
I’ll leave you with one important thing to ponder when looking for a design or web company to work with. Companies, large or small. that claim to do it all (design, brand strategy, web design/development, SEO, digital marketing, web hosting under 1 roof) can often be a jack of all trades, master of none. Do your homework and make sure that whoever you choose to work with has excellent reviews, proven track records and happy customers.