Running a business— no matter what size— is not an easy feat, as the majority of business owners would agree. A lot goes into running a business, and that doesn’t mean just making money. Businesses rely on a variety of functions to operate properly, meaning that they rely on other businesses to provide these services for them.
These are known as B2B (business to business) services, and many businesses rely on them for things such as insurance, legal, marketing, and research. However, there are many other services that businesses can utilize. Here’s an example of 10 business services that you may not already have.
#1: Travel Services
Sometimes employees have to travel for work, whether it’s for a business meeting or employee training. A travel service can make arranging travel details easier by relieving the business owner or even the employee from having to do this. They can arrange for travel, lodging services, and anything else that may be needed for employees that have to travel for work.
#2: Translation Services
It’s possible that you’ll come across a highly qualified candidate that isn’t fully fluent in English or your preferred language. This is where you may need to hire a translation service to ensure clear communication across all parties involved. Some of the most common languages in the U.S. include:
- American Sign Language (ASL)
Having translation services will also help you to reach a wider audience. It’s likely that you’ll have potential customers or clients that use one of these languages, so it’s important to make them feel included.
#3: Public Relations Services
Public relations is all about the image you put forth, and it’s important for your business to have a good public image. Today, public relations is more common in digital for— namely, social media. Businesses can benefit from having a social media manager to handle questions, comments, and campaigns for all of their social media pages.
#4: Photography and Videography Services
Businesses can utilize both photography and videos to market to their customers and even to future employees. You’ll want to post high-quality photos and videos to your website and social media accounts. You’ll also benefit from having videos on your website about what it’s like to work for your company to draw in more applicants.
#5: Parking Services
Parking services, more commonly known as valet services, are usually utilized by hotels. However, your business may benefit from having a similar service. Service-oriented businesses that are located in larger cities and have fewer clients throughout the day may be able to accommodate this type of service.
#6: Landscaping Services
Businesses located in big cities that are surrounded by a lot of concrete and other buildings may not have a need for this type of service, but businesses with some greenery can definitely look into a landscaping service. This type of service can help improve the curb appeal (the first thing people see) of your business, making it look more inviting.
#7: Construction Services
The goal of virtually every business owner is to grow their company, and with growth comes more needs. One of these needs is more space. Many businesses will just move into another building or acquire a second location. Some businesses, however, may actually benefit from building onto their current location.
#8: Cloud Services
Cloud services allow businesses to keep all of their business software and functions in one convenient location. It also self-manages the system, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on business matters. JD Edwards Cloud is an example of a service that can house and maintain all of your business software in one spot.
#9: Cleaning Services
Businesses can use their employees to clean the office space, but that takes them away from business tasks. Hiring a professional cleaning service can give your business a deep, specialized cleaning, and it can allow your employees to remain focused on business tasks.
#10: Childcare and Other Employee Services
Many parents find it difficult to keep a good work-life balance. This is why some businesses are providing on-site childcare services so that their employees will have reliable childcare. Other types of services that businesses can offer their employees to improve their work ethic include therapy services and wellness services, such as access to healthier foods and exercise equipment.
All of these services have the potential to help your employees work better, and therefore make your business run more efficiently. Of course, every business is different so there may not be a need for all of these additional services.