said 1 year, 5 months ago:
Well, we’re a web design company, so take what I say w/a grain of salt!
When I first started out I bootstrapped everything. Designed my own logo, biz cards, website, etc. Went to my parent’s house to use my dad’s copy machine for my print (yes PRINT) newsletter because I couldn’t afford Kinko’s.
As time went on, I started hiring or outsourcing anything I didn’t want to do, or could be done cheaper or better by someone else.
You may not have that luxury yet, but with hard work it will come.
It sounds like you’ve done most of the hard work already, so I’m not sure that there’s much more to outsource as far as design and development go.
Ultimately you CANNOT grow unless you let go of certain activities so that you can spend more time concentrating on the ones where you add the most value and can be most profitable.
For some people that means giving up design, or content creation, or accounting, or HR, etc.
Hope this helps a little!