If You Don’t Use These Business Services, You’re DOA

words Al Woods

No man is an island and, as it turns out, no business is either. What do we mean by this exactly? Well, to put it simply, you need to make sure that you are making the right connections when you are running your company. This includes utilizing key services. Here are some of the best examples of services that must be part of your plan to ensure that your company is firing on all cylinders from day one. 

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Accounting 

First, you should make sure that you are investing in an accounting solution. The right accounting solution will mean that you can keep your business books in order and help you find money that you didn’t realize was there. Accounting services can operate on the cloud these days. This means that professionals can check your accounts and records in real time. They will alert you if a problem does crop up that you need to deal with. Accountants are always going to be worth more than the money that you pay for them. It’s one of the first of many services we’ll discuss that is scalable to match your budget.

IT 

Next, you should think about using an IT support team. Computer networks are complicated. They can develop issues and if they stop working then it can even lead to significant levels of downtime for your business. You don’t want this and managed IT support can help you void this at all costs. The right IT solution will also mean that you have the right level of security in place from day one. We’ll discuss the importance of this in more detail a little further down.

HR

You might also want to consider hiring a HR team in your business model. The right HR team will mean that you can regularly run temperature checks in your company. This will ensure that issues don’t bubble up underneath the surface that can cause expensive legal nightmares. What type of issues are we talking about? Well, it could be anything from bullying to discrimination. The larger your business is, the more likely it becomes that some of these issues are apparent and aren’t being dealt with the right way. A HR team will keep you on the right side of the legal and ethical line. 

Marketing 

You assume or even hope that you can DIY marketing in your business model. That’s understandable because if you can DIY marketing then you can cut the cost right down. The problem is that this is going to lead to a more inferior service compared to your competitors who will be spending as much as 20% of their total budget on marketing. If you don’t do the same, then there’s every chance that your business will be forgotten and get lost in the shuffle. When you are exploring different marketing options, make sure that you make it as comprehensive as possible. You should explore everything from social media to PPC. 

Cleaning 

Are you managing a business property? If that’s the case, then you need to make sure that you do invest in the right cleaning service or solution. Why is this important? Well, there are a couple reasons to keep in mind. First, there’s the issue of health and safetly. If your business property is unclean, then it’s more likely that air quality will be poor. This can lead to issues for you, your clients and your employees. The other factor to consider is presentation. A clean office or business property will always ensure that you are sending the right impression from day one. 

Security 

Finally, you should make sure that you are using security services in your business model. Similar to other possibilities that we have discussed you can outsource security or hire an in-house team. But you need to do one or the other because if you don’t then your company will be left vulnerable on the market. Even smaller businesses can be targetted by hackers and criminals. Indeed, it’s quite common for smaller businesses to be targeted because hackers rightly assume that they won’t have the best security in place. Don’t prove them right, get the experts you need on the case. 

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We hope this helps you understand some of the key business services that you need to be using when you are running your company. By exploring the best options here, you can guarantee that your business is keeping up with the competition in terms of management. You can also use these services and solutions to avoid common pitfalls and dodge the mistakes that new business owners tend to make. 

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