January 27, 2023

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8 Best Types of Professional Services to Hire for Business

Best Types of Professional Services
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If you’re a B2C (business-to-consumer) company, you’re used to selling products to customers or providing services for clients. However, there may come a time when you’ll need to hire a B2B (business-to-business) company to provide a professional service for you. Here are eight examples of professional services that you may need to hire for your business.

#1: Digital Marketing Services

Marketing is how you make the public aware of your business and your products and/or services, so you’ll need to know how to implement effective marketing techniques to drive business. Hiring a digital marketing firm can take the burden of marketing off your shoulders, and they’ll also be able to execute various marketing techniques, such as SEO (search engine optimization) and content marketing to bring in more customers/clients. Just keep in mind that digital marketing only works with a strong online presence, so you may also need to hire a website designer and social media manager to start you off.

#2: Financial Services

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Your finances are the most important part of your business, and managing them can be a difficult task— especially on top of all the other things you have to do as a business owner. Most business owners outsource their financial tasks to an accounting firm, where they handle tax documents, payroll, and general bookkeeping.

#3: Human Resources

Human resources (HR) is another widely outsourced business function, particularly for companies that employ a lot of people. HR firms focus on hiring, onboarding, and even training new employees, as well as determining pay raises, bonuses, and even the termination of employees if necessary. You can also take this a step further by hiring a recruitment agency, whose job is to find qualified employees for you.

#4: Insurance

Insurance services are necessary when hiring employees since most U.S. states require employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees.

You may also have to provide health and life insurance for your employees, especially if they’re full-time workers. Also, don’t forget about basic insurance for your business itself, such as general liability insurance and product/professional liability insurance. You’ll also need commercial property insurance if your business operates from a physical location and commercial auto insurance if you use a car for business purposes.

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#5: Legal Services

Legal services may be necessary for some business owners, particularly if you’re drafting legal documents, such as a business agreement or negotiation. A corporate lawyer can do this for you, and he or she can also ensure that your business is complying with corporate laws and regulations. Legal services may also be necessary if your business is sued for bodily harm, personal injury, etc.

#6: Maintenance Services

Another service you’ll need when operating your business from a physical location is maintenance services. Maintenance fixes a variety of appliances and machines, from air conditioning units to office equipment, such as printers and copy machines. Of course, there’s not a single maintenance company that can fix all of your machines— you’ll have to hire someone who specializes in repairing a particular machine. But hiring maintenance services in general ensures that everything in your office building is working properly.

#7: Consulting and software services

Software is a form of automation that allows a machine to complete repetitive, menial business tasks in a more efficient way than what human hands could do. In fact, many of the services listed above (marketing, finances, and HR) can be automated by a software system. JD Edwards consulting services from GSI can help you determine which software solutions would be the most beneficial to your business.

#8: Cybersecurity and technical support services

Brick-and-mortar businesses have maintenance services to repair physical machines, and both online and brick-and-mortar businesses can benefit from tech support services to ensure that computers and other tech devices are working properly and to repair them if they break down/malfunction. An IT (information technology) business can provide these tech support services for you. It’s also a good idea to look into cybersecurity services to ensure that all of your sensitive business information (including the personal information of your customers/clients) won’t get leaked in a data breach.

Recruitment agencies may also onboard and train employees and companies tend to have more success with this method when it comes to employee retention.

Eight professional services are a lot of businesses to hire, especially if you’re a small business yourself. However, as mentioned earlier, some software solutions can automate certain business services for you, so you can choose software services over some of these other services. Also, hiring a professional service is an investment in your business to ensure that you’re running it in the most efficient way possible.