Contract Based On Deliverables, Not Hours
Source: American Express
In this economy, bigger isn't necessarily better. The fact of the matter is that small businesses with less overhead are well-positioned. Already used to being creative with limited resources, small firms can be more nimble than the post-layoff behemoths that are now struggling to learn how to operate more efficiently with fewer people. The downside of being a "Lean" organization, however, is that projects can often demand components that are outside of your employees' skill sets. And then you have to outsource.