What to Look for In a Business Services Provider

Any successful company needs to forge strong partnerships with outsourced business services in order to work most effectively.

Published on 2 June, 2015 | Last modified on 1 November, 2022
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Businesses of all sizes have many of the same needs. Any successful company needs a strong marketing strategy, a dynamic advertising campaign and well-trained staff.

Although entrepreneurs wear many hats, most business owners need outside assistance to successfully execute all of these important business strategies. In an effort to focus on the areas in which they are best suited, many industry leaders are outsourcing their business services.


Do-it-yourself branding often feels as though it was created without direction. Hand-printed, black-and -white business cards and home-made websites are often representative of a company without a proper marketing strategy.

“Leadership breeds leadership.”

According to Business 2 Community, customers often judge an organization’s ability to provide the solution they are seeking based on their first impression of a business. By representing a shoddy brand, many companies are potentially repelling prospective customers.

Business owners who assume they don’t need branding are often quite mistaken, as consumers need a name or a face to identify with a product. Those who believe professional brand development is expensive may not be realizing that without a proper marketing strategy, they are actually losing money.

Brands build loyalty and trust, and can create an identity for the company. Organizations that present a professional face are also giving the impression that they are worthy of a customer’s business. This strategy also gives consumers the confidence that a brand is stable and committed to delivering a quality product.

Staff training

Leadership breeds leadership. Well-trained staff who feel that an employer has invested in their skills will be more inclined to seek better opportunities within an organization.

According to a recent study conducted by the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley and the National University of Singapore, employees who were given a stipend toward professional development courses and asked to commit to taking two courses took six times as many more courses than their peers who did not receive an incentive.

Staff who feel confident in their work will be empowered to take a more proactive roles in their jobsStaff who feel confident in their work will be empowered to take more proactive roles in their jobs.

“We believe subjects who had two ‘free’ courses at the beginning, and who were asked to indicate their future plans, were prompted to adopt a more long-term mindset toward their careers,” Teck-Hua Ho, of UC Berkely, told Forbes. The results suggest that once employees believe proper training will make them more promotable, they are more inclined to develop new skills.

Other forms of staff training can also be beneficial to an individual and a company’s success. Employees who feel empowered will often be more productive and creative, according to Business 2  Community. By promoting a culture of leadership, employees’ roles are more defined, more staff will feel encouraged to participate and teamwork will be stronger.

Staff who feel confident in their work will be empowered to take a more proactive role in their jobs. This can also breed a culture of continuous improvement.

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