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These 5 Vital Departments Can Make or Break Your Business

By: Jeremy Bowler


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Every business needs to take care of several different departments to be successful. These important departments consist of everything from Human Resources, Accounting, and Marketing to Legal, Public Relations, and Tech Support. If you are starting a small business or already run one, you know how difficult it can be to keep up with these different areas.

This article will explain what each department does so that your company can better understand which jobs need to be completed for the business to thrive. Even though there are multiple areas in which your business must focus on when running effectively, these are some of the most important ones that you should take the time to learn about.

Vital Departments Every Business Needs:

  1. Human Resources

The first department that you should concentrate on is Human Resources (HR). The HR department deals with the hiring and training of employees as well as employee management. This means that PEO services can create job descriptions for each position, find willing workers, go through potential applicants, relay information to new hires, organize training and seminars for current employees, and much more.

If your company only has one or two people working at a time, it might be worth it to just manage all these responsibilities yourself. However, if the business begins growing and many different positions need to be filled, then this will become incredibly difficult to do by yourself. Generally speaking, though, every organization will need an HR specialist who can handle all of these issues on a daily basis.

  1. Accounting

The accounting department is the one that deals with money. They create reports, manage invoices and receipts, make payments, file taxes at the end of every fiscal year, set up budgets, keep track of revenue and expenses, etc.

Each company should have an accountant, even if they only hire someone part-time to help during tax season or when there are especially busy times for the business. Accounting is an important job because it entails keeping financial records for future reference as well as making sure that all necessary documents are filed correctly so that nothing falls through the cracks.

  1. Marketing

Marketing is one of those jobs that many people think can just be done by anyone. However, the reason companies hire full-time marketers is because marketing is about reaching out to consumers and persuading them to buy a company’s products or use their services.

This could be done by creating ads, writing blogs and articles that discuss your brand or business, making social media accounts that provide relevant information to viewers, etc. However, marketing is difficult because it requires both the ability to come up with engaging ideas as well as knowing how to implement those strategies in an efficient way.

Public Relations (PR) is another department under marketing that deals with ensuring the company’s name remains positive and not defamatory in any way.

  1. Legal

The legal department at a company handles all its legal issues such as contracts with clients and/or suppliers, patents for inventions, copyrights to original materials, trademarks of the business’ name and logo, etc.

Even though these things may not seem important when a company is just starting up, they eventually can become vital in protecting your company’s interests, so it is crucial that legal issues are dealt with from the beginning rather than left until later on when there might be a problem.

  1. Tech Support

Last but not least, every organization needs a department dedicated to keeping all technology running smoothly. This means finding competent individuals who have experience troubleshooting computer problems as well as being knowledgeable about software applications and programs that allow businesses to operate more efficiently.

In addition, employees in this department should know how to keep track of passwords and other sensitive information without losing important data. Finally, if you are having problems with your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer, then this department can help get it fixed in a timely manner so that you are able to continue your work without interruption.


These are just some of the departments that every small business needs. But unfortunately, many entrepreneurs and business owners neglect certain areas until they become problems that need urgent attention.

Suppose you want to be successful in running your company. In that case, it is important to find individuals who have the skills needed for each position and fill any empty spots within these departments before there are problems. Therefore it is important to hire personnel in each of the departments mentioned above as soon as possible so that your organization can grow while remaining financially stable and secure for years to come.

Published: November 9, 2021

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Jeremy Bowler

Jeremy Bowler is a full-time copywriter of five years specialising in business and finance. Jeremy graduated from the University of Chester with degrees in business accounting and finance. He's an avid traveler and has taught English in Nepal, Malaysia, and Japan and has produced copy for Neil Patel, Entrepreneur and Metro amongst many other high-end publications.

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