Do you understand the difference between outsourcing and offshoring?

Everybody outsources. If you eat food that you didn’t grow yourself, you outsourced. Seriously, people need to get an understanding of what the word means. Take your clothes to the dry cleaners, it’s outsourcing. Need some legal work done? You hire the law firm down the street to do it instead of becoming a lawyer yourself, it’s outsourcing. If you’re talking about a business doing outsourcing, same idea. Does your web design firm use a hosting company to host the website? Woops, you’ve outsourced that! When you have a pizza party, do you make your own dough? No? You got it, you outsourced. Outsourcing isn’t the same thing as “offshoring”, okay?

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