Business Services: Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?


159093620The Platform is an invitation-only guest opportunity that asks technologists and innovators to share big ideas. This week you are getting schooled by Brad Woodcox (@bradwoodcox), Director of Investment and Operations at HalberdCross who also serves as a Technical Specialist at Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP.

The Internet connects people to an enormous wealth of information. This access facilitates the ability to learn new skills with relative ease compared to 30 years ago. However, just because you have access to relevant information and the ability to absorb it does not mean that learning a new business service skill is the best decision.

“When you’re born, you’re born with 30,000 days. That’s it. The best strategic planning I can give to you is to think about that.” – Sir Ray Avery via TechCrunch.

Scary to quantify it in those terms. Add to that, a typical person reading this article may have already used up 10,000 (or more) of these days. Since a person’s time is so limited, making efficient decisions is paramount, unless you want to waste one or more of your 30,000 days.

Within this finite number of days, a person will repeatedly be faced with a choice to tackle a problem alone or to hire the expertise of a professional service. These instances will span both a person’s personal ...

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