Business services are a set of activities and functions that enable companies to perform their operations more effectively or efficiently. These are typically tasks that require the use of technology or the expertise of employees. A wide range of services fall within this category, including IT support, accounting, consulting and marketing. Many of these services are provided through outsourcing or by using third-party vendors. The term is also sometimes used to refer to a specific type of service, such as an airline’s business class travel or a catering service for industry conferences.
Most modern business theorists see a continuum with pure service on one end and pure commodity good on the other. Most products fall somewhere in between these extremes. For example, a restaurant provides a physical good (the food), but also offers services like ambience and the setting and clearing of tables. The same goes for a hotel, which provides lodging but also offers concierge and other service. Similarly, an insurance company is a provider of insurance but also offers a service in the form of advice and claims assistance.
There are many advantages to running a service business rather than a product-oriented company. One advantage is that a company that sells a service can often deliver its services anywhere its customers need them. This makes it easier to reach out to new customers and expand its market share. Another benefit is that top managers can focus on the design of their service offerings and the experience their customers will have with those services, rather than trying to develop competitive advantages based on the characteristics of the product they are selling.
For example, a management consultancy can deliver its service by going to the offices of its clients or by meeting them at their own locations. This gives it a competitive edge over a law firm or a plumbing repair company that has to deliver its services from a single location.
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