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Outsourced vs. In-House

Small businesses haven't fully embraced outsourcing. The latest annual survey of small companies by the Arthur Andersen Enterprise Group shows less than half (42%) outsource; an additional 3% plan to do so within five years. What about the 58% who don't outsource? Fear of losing control is a key deterrent. If that's you, The Outsourcing Institute plans an online seminar for entrepreneurs in March. Meanwhile, there's background at its Web site, www.outsourcing.com.EDITED BY EDITH UPDIKEReturn to top

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Why Not?

A MAJORITY OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DO NOT OUTSOURCE BECAUSE...

They'd lose control 52%

It's expensive 37%

They're unfamiliar with outsourcing 12%

They don't know outsource firMs 10%

The quality of work is poor 9%

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