Learning New Skills

by Matthew on February 16, 2012

Inevitably, if you’re pursuing some entrepreneurial endeavor, you’ll find yourself having to learn some new skills. I’m in this situation with my latest venture; I have a handful of ideas, but no experience in one particular medium so I have to learn it.

There’s a split in the thinking out there as to whether you should contract this out or learn it yourself.

My thoughts: If you’re bootstrapping and it’s critical to bring this thing to market yourself, learn it. If you have the money and ability to delegate to a competent person, by all means consider delegating, but make sure the final result will be acceptable. You have to cost out both options and make a choice. If you’re the only one who can do satisfactory work, just bite the bullet and do it yourself. Otherwise, you have to accept the work of others.

I’m learning a new medium myself, for time and resource reasons. I’ll let you know later on if I made the right choice.


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