- Someone’s business may be poultry farming or custodial work, but they still must do the same of some things as distributed hosting providers or drivers.
- Often, their business can be one of those things that everyone needs.
Every person who freelances, even slightly, is engaging in business skills, to some degree.
- However, many of those domains are an entire discipline of their own.
- In the course of their work, an entrepreneur will perform all the skills in some capacity.
While the only constant in business is change, the abstractions always express the same way.
IT keeps the computers running, which is inevitable if the business ever needs any degree of automation.
Logistics needs require drivers and dispatchers.
Human Resources (HR) manages a wide variety of miscellaneous tasks loosely connected to risk management and employee retention, since they can become time-intensive once an organization grows very large:
- Data entry and submission for payroll.
- Manage distributions to retirement plans.
- Resolving employee disputes.
- Running background checks for possible hires.
- Managing the processes for new hires (onboarding) and terminations (offboarding), including ergonomic/ADA issues.
- Serving as a loss control manager to prevent and manage insurance claims (especially regarding workers’ comp insurance).
- Archiving employee records and performance reviews.
- Managing organization-wide activities.
- Managing various other employee benefits (paid time off, company vehicles, etc.).
- Conducting periodic audits about the balance of power and responsibilities in an organization.