You’ve got a business to run. Fortunately, there are other businesses that provide services that could help you run yours with ease. We’ll look at five business services that might interest you.
Hire a Computer Technician to Resolve Computer Issues
You can’t afford to waste time whenever your computer has issues. You need it fixed right away. While resolving all your computer problems yourself, on the spot, would be ideal, you likely don’t have the skillset to do so. You need an IT professional whom you can routinely call on to come out to your place of business and fix your computer.
This kind of service would eliminate the risks you would take if you left your computer at a repair shop. A computer repair shop may have several other repair tickets in line ahead of yours. An employee could mix up repair tickets and give your computer to another customer by mistake, which would be impossible for an on-location technician to do. An employee working alone could also snoop into your company’s business and/or steal information, but an on-site technician wouldn’t have the opportunity to do such things.
Have a Virtual Assistant Perform Office Duties as Needed
A virtual assistant is a person who works remotely and usually performs office duties. They specialize in one or more of the following:
- Administrative tasks
- Email and calendar management
- Author assistance
- Blog management
- Website management
- Digital marketing tasks
- Event organization and management
- Company meetings
Hire Freelance Copywriters to Handle your Various Marketing Needs
Freelance copywriters are independent contract workers who write marketing copy. They usually specialize in an industry and in some part of the marketing continuum, as follows:
- Content that builds traffic, raises awareness, or generates leads – This would include articles, case studies, newsletters, white papers, ebooks, press releases, brochures, social media, and web page content.
- Copy that links to a direct sales page – This would include articles, newsletters, and social media posts that include a call to action; webpages with links, chatbots, and email funnel series.
- Direct sales copy – This would include short or long classic sales letter packages or online Buy Now advertisements.
- Retention content – This would include newsletters, special sales renewal emails, social media groups, exclusive content, member updates, and upsells.
Get Customer Relationship Management Software
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software collects data about your customers and uses that information to create a more personalized experience for them. CRM software performs marketing functions, tracks leads, automates deals, and manages contracts. It also deals with clients and contacts, supports merchant connections, collects business data, and deals with knowledge and preparation.
Get Human Capital Management Software to Automate Employee Matters
Human Capital Management (HCM) software has such widespread capabilities, it practically runs your company for you. HCM software captures workforce data and performs routine activities related to talent acquisition, human resources, benefits, time management, and payroll and tax.
Talent Acquisition – The Talent Acquisition feature includes e-verify, Work Opportunity Tax credit (WOTC), Employee Retention Credit (ERC), paperless employee onboarding and Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
Human Resources – The Human Resources feature includes HR support, HR reporting, compliance reporting, COVID tracker, document storage, employee engagement tools, learning management system, and employee self-service.
Benefits – The Benefits feature includes benefits administration, benefits enrollment, 401K integration, Affordable Care Act (ACA) management, dependent eligibility audit, billing reconciliation, billing consolidation, COBRA management, and carrier connectivity.
Time Management – The Time Management feature includes time and attendance, as well as scheduling and time-off accrual.
Payroll and Tax – The Payroll and Tax feature includes payroll processing, on-demand payments, payment services, expense management, garnishment services, tax solutions, Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC), and Employee Retention Credit (ERC).
You might have noticed that both Talent Acquisition and Payroll and Tax include ERC, a tax credit that may be new to you. You may wonder exactly what is the employee retention credit? This tax credit resulted from the CARES Act and it credits businesses that manage to retain their employees through the COVID-19 pandemic. Consult the IRS for details.
Running a company can be complicated unless you obtain special services and/or software. Up-to-date human capital management software would automate employee and company business. It would also ensure that you receive all available tax credits.