The Outsourcing Institute – Top Ten Reasons for Outsourcing

The Outsourcing Institute – Top Ten Reasons for Outsourcing

Some companies don’t need a reason to outsource to the experts in their field. Others feel that they can get by in their mission by keeping matters in house. All that being said, if you would like your business or organization to achieve more in any of the tasks listed below, you should consider outsourcing to the experts!

The Top Ten Reasons Companies Utilize Outsourcing


1. To improve company focus. Outsourcing sets up a framework that an outside expert assumes responsibility for. That leaves management free to focus on more important business issues related to customer service and marketplace demand.

2. To obtain world-class capabilities. Because of their specialization, outsource providers bring an extensive skill set into the corporate environment. Such leading edge technology and expertise helps companies better satisfy customers and increase productivity.

3. To accelerate re-engineering benefits. Organizations realize the benefits of re-engineering more quickly if they contract with an outside organization that is itself already re-engineered to state-of-the-art standards.

4. To share risks. Outsourcing enables management to turn over to its suppliers certain risks, such as demand variability and capital investments. Unlike the buyer, the outsourcing provider can spread those risks over multiple clients.

5. To free up corporate resources. Outsourcing permits an organization to redirect its resources from non-core activities to ones that have the greatest impact on business performance.

6. To make capital available. Contracting out certain functions as operational expenses can reduce the competition for capital, since the outsourcing entity provides the capital investment as part of its overhead.

7. To obtain a cash infusion. Outsourcing can involve the sale of assets to the provider, typically as a combination of cash and a loan.

8. To control operating costs. Access to an outside provider’s lower cost structure is one of the most compelling reasons for outsourcing.

9. To obtain resources not available internally. Outsourcing is a often viable option for companies experiencing rapid growth, expansion into new geography or spin-offs from the parent company.

10. To deal with management or control problems. Control problems are often cited as the reason for outsourcing. However, the underlying cause, such as unclear expectations or difficulty in measuring performance, is often not solved by outsourcing.

Source: The Outsourcing Institute, 2004

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Jewish Event Planning Tip – What’s In Your Jewish Half Mile Radius?

Jewish Event Planning Tip – What’s In Your Jewish Half Mile Radius?

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Your Jewish Event Planning Radius

What’s around you that is Jewish? Is there a Synagogue down the block? How about a Jewish Center where they can bring their kids? What about Kosher food or Kosher restaurants in a half mile radius? If you want to host a Jewish celebration or weekend event, know your “Jewish vicinity” and where your customers can visit or frequent when they’re out and about. Knowing what’s around your venue that’s Jewish can help you tailor a special rate or program to the Jewish market. NYC is a destination for millions of visitors every year and offering special rates for out of town guests at a nearby Synagogue is a great way for to get new customers in the door. For instance, pairing with your local Synagogue and offering a special rate for out of town guests who attend weekend events or for Sabbath is a great option – the guests will see that your venue is accommodating to their needs. And eventually, they may decide to build on their hotel stays and start hosting events at your place!

Henry Isaacs

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Jewish Events Tip – Kosher vs Kosher Style

Jewish Events Tip – Kosher vs Kosher Style

Kosher StyleKosher Style vs. Kosher

Kosher, Kosher style, glatt Kosher, not-so-Kosher. These are just some of the terms you’ll hear when you’re dealing with a Jewish event. It’s important you learn about the subtle and not so subtle differences in Jewish diet restrictions so you can be prepared for any Kosher request.

Generally, some families prefer kosher and some will opt for kosher style. That sounds basically the same but they are actually worlds apart.

Strictly Glatt Kosher means that the food, ingredients, utensils, and ovens used in making the food ALL adhere to the Kosher standards and are overseen by a mashgiach, a designated Kosher overseer. Technically, the term Glatt refers to a certain quality of animal (defect free), although these days Glatt Kosher tends to imply simply a higher form of Kosher. Glatt Kosher refers to meat; Cholov Yisroel refers to a higher form of dairy (see our Shavuot post for more on Cholov Yisroel).

All the ingredients in AND process of cooking chicken marsala must be kosher, the chicken must be bought from a recognized kosher establishment, and the oven has to be cleansed for cooking kosher products. It’s intensive, yes!

Kosher style is simply saying that you’ll cook a meal that resembles a Kosher meal (such as brisket, chicken soup, matza ball soup, or tzimmes) but doesn’t conform to all the guidelines listed above. A major major difference, so large in fact that when a consumer hears that a location is Kosher Style, they may never give your establishment a second chance should you decide to become fully kosher.

If your venue can accommodate kosher and not just kosher style, you’ll be able to cast a wider net and attract ALL of the groups of Jewish event planners, Orthodox especially. Ever since the Monsey meat scandal and the erroneous Long Island caterer drama, standards of Kosher meat has become an even higher priority for event planners.

Our suggestion is to always ensure Glatt Kosher standards. Respecting the dietary laws of Orthodox and Traditional family members and guests at their events, and having kosher style simply may not be enough, according to the stricter Orthodox kosher guidelines.


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Jewish Event Planning Tip – Offer Diverse Ethnic Menus

Jewish Event Planning Tip – Offer Diverse Ethnic Menus

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Offer diverse ethnic menus for ethnic Jewish communities.


The Jewish community is one of the most diverse populations in the world, and it’s reflected in their food. American, Persian, Syrian, Spanish, Morrocan, Bukharian, Chassidic, Israeli, etc – the New York Jewish market contains all those types of Jews. If your caterer and venue can host and accommodate all Jewish ethnic groups, such as Persians, you’ll get more than just a Persian bride and groom – you’ll get the entire Persian community for ALL their events!

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Jewish Events Tip – 7 Days of Celebrations After A Wedding

Jewish Events Tip – 7 Days of Celebrations After A Wedding

Sheva Bracha7 Days of Celebrations after a Wedding

Think the Jewish bride and groom zoom off into the sunset right after their chuppah? Guess again. All Jewish weddings are followed by Sheva Brochot, the SEVEN days of celebrations after a Jewish wedding.

Yes, there are seven more parties after the big wedding day. These seven days of celebration (literally, Sheva Brachot mean Seven Blessings) may not be as huge as the wedding day but they’re usually intimate small-scale celebrations of roughly 25-50 people.

How does this benefit your venue or event service? If your venue has smaller event space available in the days following the wedding, be sure to mention your smaller “Sheva Brochat rooms” to your bride and groom and you may get some more post-wedding business.

We all know that brides and grooms have little recollection of their big day, it goes so fast, so suggesting a Sheva Bracha at the same venue they got married in can help them relive their day.


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Jewish Event Planning Tip – Know The Jewish Calendar and Jewish Holidays

Jewish Event Planning Tip – Know The Jewish Calendar and Jewish Holidays

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Know the Jewish calendar and Jewish Holidays

The better you know the Jewish calendar, the more educated your sales efforts can be. For instance, Jewish law discourages celebrations from occurring during certain weeks in the Spring and Summer (known as the Sefira Weeks and the Three Weeks). Also, during the High Holidays and Passover, the Jewish market holds off on celebrations because, well, who can plan a party while already cooking for these huge family holidays? On the flip side, there are dates when celebrations are highly encouraged (such as Tu B’Av in July and Lag B’Omer in May) and Jewish event planners love to target those days for their celebrations! Know the Jewish calendar. 

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Jewish Event Planning Tip – Know The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual

Jewish Event Planning Tip – Know The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual

Benefit from the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual Schedule

In most Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, the actual ritual and ceremony takes place on the Sabbath weekend before the actual party. What that means is guests and relatives from all over will be staying for the entire weekend to share in all the celebrations. If you are a hotel, you can book those guests for weekend stays. If you are a venue, the parents could benefit from your venue hosting the large Sabbath meals for all the guests. There are sales opportunities for your location even in the Jewish rituals.

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Jewish Event Planning Tip – Orthodox Jewish Weddings Can Be Planned In 2-3 Months

Jewish Event Planning Tip – Orthodox Jewish Weddings Can Be Planned In 2-3 Months

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Orthodox Jewish Weddings Can Be Planned in 2-3 Months

Unlike most weddings, Orthodox Jewish weddings are planned very quickly (to the chagrin of the stressed out parents) due to the nature of the engagement. The benefit for your venue is that if you have available venue dates on your calendar that you are just dying to book up, the Jewish market is a perfect market to target for “last-minute” venue reservations. I got engaged in March and had a wedding for 250 people at Crest Hollow Country Club in June. The quick turnaround time for Orthodox weddings could be a great source of last-minute revenue for your location!

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Jewish Event Planning Tip – Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs… Is That All The Jewish Events?

Jewish Event Planning Tip – Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs… Is That All The Jewish Events?

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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Jewish Weddings… is that all the events?

New York is the epicenter of Jewish philanthropy. There are thousands of international, national, and local Jewish non-profits, hundreds of Synagogues, and dozens of schools based in the tri-state area… and they all need great fundraising events. Non-profit organizations, schools, and charities all host their special events in the tri-state area to increase fundraising from the affluent Jewish New York market (just ask the Marriott Marquis – they are one of the top choices for Jewish organizational fundraisers because of their central location and large capacity.) Organizations are very loyal to their venues and if you give an organization a good price and great value, they’ll keep coming back year after year for their functions. And since many organizations have wealthy Jewish individuals and families attending their events, those families will essentially have a “personal tour” of your venue as a potential fit for their social events. Like a Bar Mitzvah.

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