So, you’ve started a new venture? Congratulations! The next few months and years of your life are going to be filled with a lot of emotions. You’re going to feel elated, exhausted and excited, all at once. You’re also going to have a lot on your plate. As the business owner, you’ll be expected to manage every aspect of your new startup. From making the tea right through to closing the sales. There are some things you’re not going to be able to do on your own, however. This is where you’re going to need to bring in the experts. Here are four services your new business needs to invest in.
You’ve already got enough on your plate without having to worry about tax returns. It’s always a good idea to invest in an accountant as soon as you can afford it. They will be able to make sure that all of your books are in order. And, that you’re not going to get into trouble with the tax man. Not only that, but they can advise you on different financial matters. Things you may not have thought about before. For example, did you know that you can claim expenses for some of your utility bills if you work from home? Your accountant will be able to fill you in on all of those handy tips and tricks.
Even if you’ve been designing and making all of the products yourself up until now, that isn’t going to last. There’s only so much you can do in one day! As a business owner, you’ll find that your time becomes more and more limited as your company grows. A design engineering firm like RGE Group will be able to take over much of those processes. A business like this will also be able to make moulds, to quicken the manufacturing lifecycle. Something that will come in very handy as demand for your product grows!
Can you write copy that sells? Can you create engaging and exciting social media updates? Can you reach out to journalists and get your company exposure? You may think that you’ll be able to do all of these things, but it’s going to be tricky. Unless you have a marketing degree, of course! A marketing company will be able to handle all of those tasks for you. Which leaves you more time to focus on sales and customer service. A good marketing plan will ensure those customers get through the door. You then have the task of closing those deals and providing excellent aftercare.
While you may think it’s your job to close every deal, is that going to be realistic? Particularly as your company grows. Chances are, you’re going to need more salespeople to help you boost those profits. You can outsource your sales work to an individual or company. Provide them with all of the details of your pitch and proposal. Then let them work their magic. There’s nothing wrong with having more people bringing you in sales.
As a startup owner you may want to do it all of yourself, but that’s not always going to be possible. Make sure you leave some of those profits for these valuable services. It’s the only way your business is going to grow.
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