Business Services Sector Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 8/21/2017
SIC Codes: 73
NAICS Codes: 56
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Excerpt from Business Services Sector Industry Profile

Companies in the sector provide support services to businesses, such as office administration, hiring and placing of personnel, security services, travel arrangement, cleaning, and waste disposal. Major companies include Allegis Group, Automatic Data Processing, ManpowerGroup, and Waste Management (all based in the US), along with Adecco (Switzerland); Randstad (the Netherlands), Thomas Cook (the UK), and TUI (Germany).

Europe and the US are the primary markets for business services. Worldwide demand in the sector is driven by new business growth, job growth, increasing corporate involvement, and increasing disposable income. As a result, the industry can be expected to grow fastest in emerging economies in Africa and the Asia/Pacific region. While large companies may operate globally or within a specific region, many business services firms serve smaller geographic areas near their headquarters.

The US business services sector consists of about 400,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual sales of about $870 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Providers of business support services may face competition from customers or potential customers, as these services in many cases can be undertaken in-house. Most segments of the industry feature low barriers to entry, as little capital investment is required to start businesses such as landscaping, pest control, or staffing firms. The low barrier can result in intense competition among small companies, which not only compete with each other, but also with much larger, established companies ...

 
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