As part of our work at EASE, we created a directory and community of EA service providers so that we can best support our EA organizations (see intro post). In our group meeting today, we identified the service areas in which we currently don’t have enough providers. We would very much like to grow our community of providers so that we can partner with professionals to make sure that all the EA org needs are accounted for.
The problem we discussed this week was closing the supply gap for important org services that can help all our orgs achieve maximal impact. We find ourselves in an interesting situation: on the one hand, we are convinced there is too little demand for services inside EA (such as marketing and executive coaching as top-of-mind examples); on the other, we see too little supply of services in certain areas. This post is about closing supply gaps, and we’re focusing on services that there is a high demand for but not enough supply.
We took a quick look over the portfolio of services currently offered inside EA and tried to identify areas that we deem (a) very relevant for any/most start-up/business and which (b) don't seem to be covered by any service providers inside EA yet. However, we have likely missed some aspects / offers in both points, (a) and (b) - so feel free to please point out anything we missed.
- Finance: everything from bookkeeping to outsourced CFOs
- Legal: contracts, employment, compliance
- Tech: software implementation, Salesforce etc
Service areas that need more of a supply:
- HR consulting (not recruiting)
- Operations SOP and workflow development (need more providers)
If you provide these services or know anyone within EA who provides them, please encourage them to apply to be added or to chat with us. You can (and should) apply even if you don’t provide these specific services - in order for us to have a comprehensive understanding of the available services for EA orgs, we need to have all service providers collaborate with us. It helps everyone when we all work together.
Feel free to PM or message any of us with any questions or if you’re an org in need of external services - we’re here to help!