As a business owner, chances are that you need to utilize the supporting services of other firms in the course of your operations. The exact types of services you need, as well as how often you use them, will depend on the industry and your particular business model. Outsourcing operational tasks can save time and money, as well as take advantage of expert knowledge that your team might not otherwise possess.
If you are still in the planning phases of your business, do not delay lining up your supporting services. By seeking them out now, you will be able compare service offerings and prices. You will also be able to find individuals and firms you like and trust. Don’t wait until there is an emergency and you don’t know where to turn. Furthermore, by lining up your supporting services now, they will be able to assist you in the setup and launch of your new business. Being able to list a specific supporting team in your business plan and pitch will prove that you have done your research and are committed to success.
The type and number of services that business owners need to consider varies widely. However, some common choices are listed just below.
- Business attorney
- CPA and/or bookkeeper
- Tax accountant
- Financial or business consultant
- IT services
- Telephone/email answering
- Employee training
We have referrals for any clients that work with us, but the important thing is to find someone you trust who does good work at a reasonable rate, whether that is someone we have worked with or not.