Business services are activities that benefit a company without supplying tangible products. Companies rely on these services to perform functions that are too costly or time-consuming for them to perform in-house. Business services are offered by many industries and are used by both consumers and businesses. These services can be categorized as professional, personal or technical. They may be regulated by laws or industry codes. The value of a business service is usually intangible, although some business services may require payment for the use of facilities or equipment.
These activities include consulting, accounting, human resources, information technology and marketing. Consulting firms are hired by companies to help them achieve their goals. Accountants provide financial advice and management. HR professionals help companies hire and train employees. Information technology firms manage a company’s computer networks and systems. Companies also use business services to outsource the work that does not involve their core competencies. This frees them to concentrate on their strengths and focus on strategic-based internal goals.
A successful service business must offer customers something that they value. This can be a convenience, friendliness, speed of delivery or lower prices. It is important that the value of a service be communicated to potential customers and that it is different from competitors’ offerings.
In difficult economic times, customers tend to cut back on services. They may focus on the basics and decide not to hire a dog walker, for example. However, if you can show that your service is more essential than others’, you can weather the recession.
The type of business services you need depends on the size and complexity of your company. For small businesses, a telephone answering service and an internet connection are probably enough. Larger enterprises need a more comprehensive suite of business services, including legal and finance. In addition to these services, companies often use outsourcing providers for additional support functions.
Snap does not review or control the business services provided by third parties, and is not responsible for the quality of such business services. You are solely responsible for your relationship with such third parties, and any claims you may have against them, including any claim for breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation or negligence. You must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and industry codes.
These business services are governed by these Terms of Business, which incorporates by reference the Snap Terms of Service and any Supplemental Terms and Policies. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Business and the Snap Terms of Service, the Business Services Terms will govern.
You agree that these Business Services Terms, along with the Snap Terms of Service and any Supplemental terms and policies you have agreed to, constitute a binding agreement between you and Snap. You further agree that, except as otherwise expressly set forth in these Business Services Terms, any disputes arising from your use of the Business Services will be settled by arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association.