A List of Common Jobs Needed For Running a Business

June 11, 2018 168 views

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Common Jobs Positions You May Need As A Business Owner

Running your business may require a lot of people, or you might be able to do it all on your own. Each business is unique and requires different people and tasks for different stages of growth. Below are a combination of jobs, tasks, and job titles you may perform yourself, hire someone to do, or outsource.

Receptionist/Secretary/Office Assistant:

Duties May Include:

  • Answering questions about business hours, products, company policy
  • Directing customer/clients to the correct destinations
  • Answering incoming calls
  • Handling and sorting mail
  • Typing out memos
  • Setting appointments
  • Scheduling
  • Record keeping
  • Filling
  • Data Entry
  • office Organization
  • Banking
  • Paying Bills


Duties May Include:

  • Banking
  • Billing
  • Overlooking business operations
  • Purchasing
  • Hiring
  • Training
  • Quality control
  • Problem solving
  • Creating reports of day-to-day operations
  • Marketing strategies
  • Product selection
  • Inventory control

Sales Representative:

Duties May Include:

  • Finding leads
  • Creating promotional materials
  • Cold calling
  • Closing sales
  • Creating promotions

Security Guard:

Duties May Include:

  • Protecting people
  • Protecting property
  • Preventing problems caused by others
  • Creating logs
  • Monitoring security cameras
  • Routine inspections for any suspicious activities

General Labor:

Duties May Include:

  • A variety of general tasks that require physical labor
  • Loading
  • Unloading

Shelf Stocker:

Duties May Include:

  • Stocking shelves
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory management


Duties May Include:

  • Cashing out customers
  • Bagging products
  • Customer service


Duties May Include:

  • Loading products
  • Unloading products
  • Making deliveries

General labor:

Duties May Include:

  • Moving Products
  • Loading / Unloading
  • A variety of different tasks
  • Heavy Lifting


Duties May Include:

  • Website design
  • Updating your website
  • Website optimization