Want to know if you are a service provider. Answer the following questions to find out.
Are you a service provider
- Do you provide expert advice or a specialized service instead of an actual good?A service may be described as an intangible product and a service provider is one who engages in the transfer of this intangible product as an economic activity. A service is consumed at the point of sale, and generally involves the transfer of a good such as an architect delivering a drawing or the use of someone’s expertise or experience such as a person seeking medical advice from a doctor.
If no, then end this survey since it does not apply to your particular skills
If yes continue with survey
- Does your service fall into one of these general categories?
- Attorneys/Legal Services
- Management Consulting
- Hotels and restaurants
- Doctors, nurses, dentists
- Computers/Website designers
- Communications and information technology
- Beauticians and hair dressers
- Taxi Driver
- Tour Guides
- Food and beverage
- Massage Therapists
- Custom brokers
- Vehicle repair and maintenance
- Bankers and financial service providers
- Real estate agents
- Audio visual
- Producers, composers, artists, performing arts
- Museum and preservation services
- Services by athletes or services provided for athletes
- Is your service easily accessible?Excellent service providers have hours that are convenient to their clients. Service provider normally have extended or flexible hours and scheduling or remote/online service provision.
- You are paid for your serviceA service is paid for and consumed at point of sale.
- You want to grow your businessA service provider has enthusiasm for small business and seeks to grow and expand his business and customer base.
- Are you paid for your service?A service is paid for and consumed at point of sale.
- Your service is generally consumed at the point of sale and has to be produced again for a new consumer.A service is an intangible product and generally cannot be differentiated from its production. It is produced and consumed immediately and cannot be resold similar to a manufactured good but has to be ‘recreated’ and provided as a new unique service for another consumer.
- The demand for your service continues to grow?A service provider becomes an expert in his field and sees improvements in number of clients.
If you have answered yes to most of these questions then as a service provider you are ready to move into the next step to develop your service. Go to: Am I a service exporter.