New Year’s goal: Build up your business. Whatever level you’re working at, Thumbtack’s business savvy network of experts is here to assist. Brand new and need help branding? Got that covered. Growing fast and need professional support? No problem. Already successful and ready to party? Let’s do this.
Check out these 12 ways Thumbtack is here to make your business run better.
1. Administrative Support
There comes a time when you can’t do everything in the company. Hiring a righteous administrative assistant will change your small business game. See the days unfold with efficiency and organization. Whether you want full, part-time, or occasional contract help—you’ve got options.
2. Balancing Books
Unless you love crunching numbers, turn over this arduous task to a certified public accountant. If you need a one-time reorganizational overhaul to get you going in the right direction or a consistent contract worker, find your numbers whiz here.
3. Catering Events
Your better half has prepared way too many buffet spreads on your behalf. Kick it up a notch for the next holiday party or next board meeting with a catering service. Let that professionalism shine.
4. Document Destruction
Identity theft, safeguarding intellectual property rights, and containing confidential data are a fact of business these days. Ensure company and employee safety with a trusted document destruction company that keeps privacy protected.
5. Event Photography
Amazing event pics boost biz. Social media loves great photos, your website looks better with signs of life on it, and pro shots make excellent companions to press releases. Document the fact the mayor stopped by your holiday party—which thankfully you had professionally catered—and turn it into a boost for your business.
6. Data Recovery
Ohhhh dang. Your kid poured a bowl of soggy cereal all up in your laptop. Of course you haven’t backed up to a hard drive in ages. What to do? Get professional help, of course. And not for your anxiety. Consult a computer expert who can probably retrieve the data from your milk-logged drive and save the day.
7. Great Branding
A fabulous logo or web page can make or break your business. Get a professional designer on your side to consult on content, look, style, and messaging—then have them deliver the goods. These days it’s all about a two second first impression online. Make it a good one.
8. Hardware Help
The fax machine stopped working last month and the copier only prints in color. What the heck with your capital investments? Instead of replacing crazy expensive equipment, call in a repair pro to get you back up and running. It may be less costly than you think.
9. IT Support
Is your small business network constantly bugging out? Stop the madness with professional tech support. Your cousin was doing okay troubleshooting the small problems, but now that you’re experience network failure, it’s time to call in the pros.
10. Tackling Taxes
Tax season is coming up hot, but there’s no need to stress. Even if you’ve been storing all your business receipts in a shoebox, a tax pro can handle the paperwork. No pain, no missed deadlines, and no missed returns.
11. Legal Services
Not just for lawsuits, legal services can protect your business, draw up contracts, secure patents, handle HR concerns, negotiate leases, and all-around have your back. A relatively small investment in building these foundational pieces now can save you a lot of heartache down the line.
No matter what kind of small business you run, it’s important to represent yourself professionally. It’s hard to take bad grammar or poor spelling seriously. Professional translations services are available in (most) every language under the sun via experts available on Thumbtack. Let your brochures, website, and communications speak for themselves, especially if you’re venturing out into international waters.
Look out, 2016, you’re ready to take over the world.