Business services are activities that help businesses without producing or delivering physical products. These services are essential for companies to function, especially large firms that need to keep up with work demands.
Often, business services are the primary source of income for many businesses. In some cases, they also provide employment opportunities for a substantial number of people, including those who have been unemployed or underemployed.
There are many different types of business services, ranging from professional and technical services to social services. You can also find some examples of business-to-business services, which are companies that provide services to other businesses for a fixed or hourly rate.
Service industries are a significant part of most developed economies, and new technologies have extended their reach worldwide. These industries hire a much larger portion of workers than manufacturing or trade industries, and they cover a vast array of areas that goods or products cannot.
The key to successful business services is understanding the Service Value Proposition for your Services and the business context (environment) in which they operate. This will help you to design Services that are better for your customers and your organisation – whether they are customer-facing or internal.
Business services are a major area of growth for TPG, with many businesses seeking to reduce fixed costs and outsource non-core tasks. As a result, we are increasingly supporting and building companies that provide those services – leveraging our deep sector expertise and operational capabilities.