Business services are activities that support companies without creating any physical products. They include accounting, marketing, information technology and more. Companies rely on these services to help them with marketing, productivity, safety and costs. Many businesses provide these services internally, but some outsource them to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
These are the kinds of services a company needs to operate:
Interpreters and translators help businesses communicate with employees or clients who speak different languages. This helps foster inclusion and promotes productivity in diverse workplaces. Tech support workers fix computer and network issues promptly so employees can stay focused on their tasks.
Some other business services:
Insurance services for worker’s compensation and commercial insurance. Travel services for business related events and meetings. Food services that cater to business meetings, conferences or industry events. Production and manufacturing services that offer short runs of items such as a contract manufacturer or a service that tests electronic products for standards compliance.
Business services can also be offered remotely, a trend that’s driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic and increased employee demand for flexibility. In fact, more than half of all job positions classified as business-to-business (B2B) services are now available remotely. These jobs are primarily in IT, marketing and consulting services, but can be in other fields as well. Interested in learning more about these types of remote and virtual careers? Check out our free online courses from Break Free Academy.