It’s only when you look at your company’s expenditure over the course of the last year when you can see signs that you’re outsourcing way too much work. Many retailers outsource , whether that involves marketing, HR, customer service or design among other areas. It’s completely normal, but you may already have a team that’s capable of carrying out the work, so it can be a good idea to give them a chance.

Some tasks are simply not necessary to outsource, and if you’re blessed with a fairly large team, there’s a good chance somebody in your business  has the potential to take on extra responsibility, possibly meaning they flourish in a new role and help take the company forward. Extra training can sometimes be cheaper than outsourcing, and it’s something you may want to consider if you’re spending too much money elsewhere.