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Open Book Outsourcing with Derek Gallimore

Ep 040 Derek Gallimore

Today, Derek will discuss Outsource Accelerator’s new approach to open book outsourcing. Outsource Accelerator will be opening their process, revealing to you everything about how Outsource Accelerator is progressing as a company.

Summary

  • Outsource Accelerator is an outsourcing advisory offering 95 percent free content and information to people trying to encourage you to get into outsourcing.
  • Outsource Accelerator’s target market is the small to medium size enterprise and business owners, COOs that have two to two hundred staff.
  • Outsourcing is an absolute game changer and that is what outsource accelerator is all about. So, Outsource Accelerator is monetized by offering basically one consulting package.
  • Outsourcing is no magic bullet. If it were that way, then everyone would be in business and be reaping the benefits.
  • One of the key things, why outsourcing isn’t so easy, is that you’re still dealing with people. And one of the people that you’re dealing with is yourself.
  • The aspect that Derek personally struggles with, is delegation. This is a very common business issue. Most people have the tendency to have a personal approach of “I can do this”, “I’ve got this”.
  • Derek is interested in exploring the inversion of the pyramid. Traditionally a lot of companies come to the Philippines to outsource their backend. Backend operations are typically like accounts and customer service. Derek firmly believes in the model wherein the backend becomes the center.
  • Outsource Accelerator is reaching out to people who are successfully running their businesses. Derek envisions it to be a gentle sales cycle.
  • A pioneer is a reference term in the Philippines. They are the people that commence a project for a company. They are typically the first hire, medium to senior level management with good experience in a specific area. Once you have them on board, they have the key people to hire the rest of the team.
  • Previously, people wanted to be in bigger corporations in the Philippines. Companies with better structure, a clear career path, and better support. However, slowly that is turning around now.

Key Points

  • Outsource Accelerator is an outsourcing advisory which offers 95 percent free content and information to people, trying to encourage them to get into outsourcing.
  • Outsourcing is no magic bullet. And Outsource Accelerator is preaching a lot about how fantastic outsourcing is and how it will transform your business.  However, like anything like any aspect of a business, it’s not easy. There’s no magic bullet, otherwise, everyone would be in business and everyone would be raking in the cash.
  • As a business owner or COO, you have to take the time and learn the culture of the Philippines.
  • Delegation is one of the key aspects of a company’s success.

Resources

  • outsourceaccelerator.com/podcast/episode40

Transcript

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About OA

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source of independent information, advisory and expert implementation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

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Outsource Accelerator offers the world’s leading aggregator marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically provides the conduit between Philippines outsourcing suppliers and the businesses – clients – across the globe.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 5,000 articles, 350+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 900+ BPO companies… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about – and engage with – outsourcing.

About Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.