Expanding your business often means investing in additional resources like more employees, increasing research development and purchasing extra office space. Large corporations handle these types of business moves with almost no regards to the added costs and can do so with little to no disruption to their current operations. If you are running a startup or SME then your budget is probably extremely limited and need to partake in cheaper and less risky options. Offshore seat leasing can be a viable option if you are looking to expand your business in a quick and easy way without breaking the bank.
Offshore seat leasing is a business model where a you rent fully functioning workspace from a BPO service provider overseas. The workspace can be as little as a single seat and scale all the way up to thousands of seats depending on the needs of your business. This business model is super common for those companies that outsource business processes like customer service, IT support, web development or use virtual assistants to help grow their business.
Seat leasing is a great way to get your feet wet for experimenting with offshore business solutions for your company. The cost to rent a single seat is only about $300 per month and can be leased on a month-to-month basis. This makes seat leasing a lot less risky and obviously a whole lot cheaper than renting an office space or even outsourcing processes a BPO company.
A fully functional workstation is exactly what it sounds like. Your employee will have an assigned ergonomic chair, modern desk and high-performance computer/laptop. Seat leasing also gives you access to a number of different types of private spaces and conference rooms that can be reserved when needed. IT support will be available 24/7 to provide immediate assistance in resolving any problem encountered by your employees. Administrative support can also be provided along with direct oversight and management depending on the needs of you and your employees.
Maintaining full control over your employees with seat leasing is a key difference compared to old school outsourcing models. Normally seat leasing is just providing a place for your employees to work out of but offshore seat leasing provides a lot more than that. The seat lease provider can provide recruitment and training services for you in addition to the workspace that you are renting.
Flexibility and convenience are the main selling points for using offshore seat leasing to expand your business. The money and time you will save from not having to lease and setup additional office space on your own will open up new exciting opportunities for expanding your business. Offshore seat leasing is truly a one-stop-shop to not only acquiring more workstations but also increasing your number of employees.
Whether your company is a start-up or you are part of a growing company you obviously need to hire outside help. Outsourcing internationally has been one of the easiest and most popular options of expanding business operations. The main reason for expanding business to say the Philippines or India is the amount of money you save compared to hiring in-house . A cheaper and more viable alternative to outsourcing would be to seat lease overseas.
Outsourcing is more expensive than seat leasing because you are essentially hiring a provider to complete a business process. The number of employees or man hours or even how the process gets completed is not your concern. This may sound inviting at first but you must consider the risks compared to the cheaper seat leasing option.
Seat leasing lets you take advantage of the benefits for having employees overseas while still maintaining control over your business. Most BPO companies offering outsourcing also offer seat leasing services which means your employees get to work out of world-class facilities.
Your seat lease provider can provide you a list of applicants to interview and then you can choose the right person. This makes it extremely easy for you to scale up employees quickly if your business requires it. Expect to pay no more than $250 for each workstation you need. Keep in mind these are ready to use fully furnished workstations connect to fiber internet. The seat leasing provider will even provide administrative/HR support for your remote employees for little to no extra cost. Whether you need an office full of staff or just a single employee a couple of days a week, seat leasing is the cheaper and more viable alternative to outsourcing.