Outsourcing. The future. The only way to make money. No one will get hurt right? Bovine fecal matter.
That's right, I said it. Outsourcing is bad. Really bad; especially when you are talking about intellectual services like web design or software development. Before you start getting your wallet in a bunch, let me explain why I am outrageously making this claim.
I've been in business over 12 years now and I have had many employees working for me over the years. From salespeople to technicians to shipping personnel, I've had all types - but they have all learned from me, me from them and brought that collective knowledge and experience to our families, friends, colleagues and communities. Now; say I outsourced all programming and design services overseas. I would be able to fire all my employees, giving them and their families grief; improve my golf game with all the free time and money I would make; and lose my edge with my competition.