Outsourcing means hiring or subcontracting other vendors or professionals to provide certain parts of an event for you. You can outsource specific tasks or products. Outsourcing makes good sense for small and medium-sized catering businesses that can't do everything in-house because they lack the skills or resources. Through outsourcing, a business can seem bigger than it actually is and provide its clients with total event solutions. Knowing how to outsource, when to outsource, and whom to outsource to are crucial skills for any small business owner.