Business services are activities that help businesses to accomplish their trade activities. Examples of business services include warehousing, transportation and fulfillment for online sales. They also include consulting, accounting, human resources and marketing services. A business can have one or many of these service providers.
The main difference between goods and services is that goods can be stored for future use, while services are delivered when demanded by customers. In order for a service to be successful, it must be differentiated from competitors by its ability to provide an attractive customer experience. This is best achieved through design, as the service must meet the needs and desires of its target audience.
Examples of business services include interpreters and translators who help companies communicate with clients and potential clients who speak different languages. Tech support workers who troubleshoot computer, network and other technical issues are another type of business service. Services related to employee quality of life are another important type of business service, including health and fitness services, child care and transportation. Business management services are provided by consulting firms that work with different management levels within an organization to improve its performance and competitiveness. Financial services are another type of business service, providing everything from loan origination to investment advice. Finally, B2B accounting services provide businesses with professional accounting support without the need to hire in-house accountants.