Being a business owner is amazing, but it’s also a whole lot of work. Chances are, when you first started, everything fell squarely on your shoulders. Now that you are growing, you’re probably finding that your time is better spent on growing your business than it is doing all the business tasks. The good news is that there’s help out there to keep your business running smoothly without you have to steer the ship AND row the boat.
1. A Business Lawyer
One of the first things you should consider looking into when you’re a business owner is finding a good lawyer. When you started, a standard business lawyer helped you incorporate and file all the paperwork. Now that you’re expanding, a business litigation lawyer will be good to have on retainer, or at least in your contacts. If all goes well, you might never need their services, but you don’t know when business disputes might come up, or someone might file a lawsuit against you.
2. Marketing Services
There are so many different marketing services out there today that it’s hard to know where to start if you aren’t an expert. Whether it’s social media sites like Instagram and Facebook or a website, a reputable marketing firm can give you the help you need. Be sure whomever you pick can advise you on things like SEO, social media, content and website design as well as old-school marketing techniques like direct mail, radio, and TV spots.
3. A Construction Management Team
You never know when you’re going to want to expand or which project you’re going to want to tackle next. That’s why, if your business is in Southern California, for example, you’ll want to have a reputable construction management team that you can turn to when you’re ready. The last thing you want is to have to hunt down a reputable and reliable team for your next project. If you have one already onboard, the rest is easy.
4. An Accountant
When your business was starting out, taking care of the books was an easy task — now that you’re expanding, not so much. There’s a lot that goes into the financial side of any business from payroll to filing taxes at the end of the year. The last thing you need when you’re in business is to have problems with the IRS and a qualified, reputable accountant can help you do things the right way. They are also up to date on the latest tax law changes so you can take advantage of all the deductions legally possible.
5. Pest Control
Any business location can have pests. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a field office or company HQ, pest control is a necessity. Because each geographical area around the country will have its own pests to look out for, it’s important to find a company that knows the area and can do the job that needs to be done. Setting this up on an annual schedule can help combat the problem before it starts.
Running a business is exciting, especially if you’re so successful that you need to expand. If you find you need a little help along the way, there are many professional services to help you make your business the success you know that it can be.
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