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Services You Will Require When Running A Business.

January 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.com) When you run a business, it can seem like everything falls squarely on your shoulders. You need to think about what employees you want to hire and how big you need your staff to be. There are other issues to consider as well like whether or not your business is going to break even. If it isn’t you’ll need to consider how to change your model to make things better. If it is going to break even and in actual fact make a profit, you can start to think about expansion. It’s true, these issues are primarily your concern and no one else is going to handle them for you. But that doesn’t mean that every job in your business is your responsibility.

It is possible to invest in a select number of services. These services can make the daily operation of your company a lot easier. In fact, we think most business owners would struggle without using at least some of these. Without them, you would have to hire more staff, and this would push up the costs of your company. Or, you would need to handle the job yourself. Either way, it’s not the best situation to be in. Here are some of the services we think you should consider using when running a company.

Marketing

We know a lot of small business owners try to run their own marketing and promotional campaigns. We can understand why as well. Marketing is expensive. On average you could be looking at paying an agency one hundred dollars an hour, just for SEO. But that also brings attention to another fact about modern marketing. It’s quite complex. You would have a hard time getting your head around it even if you are a skill business woman. Once you did understand the little bits like CRO, SEO, PPC you would still need to hire a full staff to handle it.

You might decide to use the simplest and cheapest form of online marketing for your business. That would probably be social media marketing. However for social media marketing to be effective all profiles need to be updated and handled regularly. It’s unlikely that you have time to complete this job yourself. So, you’ll still need to hire staff to do it for you. This is going to be a lot more expensive than a company on an outsourcing contract.

As well as this, it’s important to realise that the business market is competitive. If you’re running a company, online you’re going to have direct competition from hundreds of other businesses. These businesses might be selling the same product you are at a similar price. If that’s the case, you’re going to struggle to get the attention of customers. Particularly if the competitors have experts handling their marketing campaign.

It’s clear then that it is in your best interest to make sure your business is being marketed by a professional team. We’ve also established it is cheaper to outsource rather than to hire staff. What other services might you need?

Legal Advice And Aid

There are two things that you need to know about legal representation when it comes to running a company. The first is that unlike marketing you’re not going to need it all the time. You will only need to consult with a legal representative when something has gone wrong. At the same time, it’s useful to have a lawyer or a team you can call whenever you need them. We can look at employees as an example here.

There are instances where employees could cause legal issues for your business. It doesn’t matter how small your company is. It’s a guarantee you’ll get at least one AI lawsuit. At that point, you will need help from a small business employment law advice service. You will need to know what your rights you have as a business owner and the trouble that an employee could cause. You may also want to arrange insurance for your business in case anything does go wrong.

But lawyers are known for being incredibly expensive. Even if you wanted to, you probably wouldn’t be able to hire a full team of lawyers for your business on the payroll. What you can do is hire an advice service that you can access 24/7. That way you will always know you have the coverage you need in legal situations.

IT Support

Last but certainly not least is an IT support service. It doesn’t matter whether you are working from home or in an office; you’ll need IT support. In fact, if you are running a business from home it comes highly recommended. Thinking about this scenario for a moment. You’re running your business from home when suddenly, without warning your computer network crashes. You now have no way to talk to your clients and no way to tell your employees what has occurred. In short, you are completely isolated. In this scenario, you will be glad you have an IT support team you can ring up to fix the issue.

But that’s not the only reason it’s in your best interest to hire an IT support service. Hiring an IT support team will again save you money. You won’t need to have an IT expert hired on your staff so you can cut costs. But you can also use them to set up your entire computer network. This includes things you need and want like cloud technology. The best part of this is that they set it up. So, if it does go wrong, they will know exactly how to fix it and what to do.

As well as this an IT support team can also handle security. This year, it’s more likely you’ll be hacked on your network rather than face a break in at the office. An IT support team can monitor your networks, fix a gap in security and alert you if your network is in trouble.

We hope you have found this post useful. Using these services you can strengthen your business while keeping costs low for your small company.

Staff Writer; Charles Moore


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