Some small to medium sized business operators may view outsourcing as giving up control of a vital part of the business. In fact, it is really a way to gain control by managing the day-to-day operations of the business and paying someone else to report the numbers. More and more companies are recognizing the need to stay focused on what they do best -- their core competency or process. To business operators, that means keeping up with what is going on in the business with customers and staff. Outsourcing bookkeeping functions means one less internal function that takes time and resources away from what really determines a company's success.