Thinking about subcontracting work

I am thinking about subcontracting bookkeeping and final accounts work. I have not done this before.

I would be grateful for a response on my following concerns/points:

  1. I would lose my clients to the subcontractor? Is there anyway I can protect this?
  2. What would be a reasonable fee to pay to a subcontractor? Best to agree fixed fees?
  3. Best if subcontractor does not have contact with the client?
  4. How do I find a good subcontractor/bookkeeper?
  5. Is there a template agreement that someone is willing to share with me?
  6. Subcontract or outsource to India? Which would be better

Please feel free to respond generally rather then my long list above.

Thanks

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petersaxton |
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Subcontracting

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I do subcontract work

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Subcontract work

bigdave1971 |

I don't have any experience

petersaxton |
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Experience

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Outsourcing

FirstTab |
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Looking for reasons not to do it

Bob Harper |
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Experience

petersaxton |
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Decide what you want from a subcontractor

occca |

Outsourcing doesn't work then

Bob Harper |
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Scanning

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Bob can't argue what I say so he argues against what I don't say

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@petersaxton

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I am a subcontractor

Dido63 |

Subcontracting

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More to be gained

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Outsourcing

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Positioning

Bob Harper |
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"@Peter - when I read "most

petersaxton |
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Get it straight

Bob Harper |
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To subcontract or not subcontract

petersaxton |
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Not experience

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Got it

Bob Harper |
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Not a recommendation

petersaxton |
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It's simple

Bob Harper |
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Who and what

petersaxton |
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Want and nee

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Who is better?

petersaxton |
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No

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Trust

John Cotter |

Back to topic

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Example

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But

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Outsourcing to India

BryanS1958 |

Easy answer

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@Bob Harper

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Not often that I agree with Bob, either

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Resources

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Who wants "added value"?

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@petersaxton

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Compliance

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@petersaxton

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Sweeping generalisations

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Compare it with a bank or car repairer

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Fees

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?

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Selling

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