I have found that managing many of my own businesses is quite time consuming, as I have so many of them. This will likely be a more widespread issue faced later in the game, as more businesses grow and management becomes more time-consuming. Having the ability to delegate responsibilities to contractors would increase efficiency, and the potential for growth on a larger scale.
My question is, would a feature be possible to hire other agencies/businesses to run day-to-day operations of one of your specific businesses? They could get a share of the profit (likely a percentage, as opposed to a fixed value, for motivation), and perhaps some name recognition if there would be some way to include that. Ultimately, however, the business would still be in control of the original owner. A certain budget could be allocated for operation of the business, and the contractor would need to budget his resources accordingly to grow the business of the other player and reap a profit for both parties.
This could benefit both newer and older players alike, as more established players will have users to manage their assets, and newer players will have a way to grow their capital at a quicker rate, as they will be managing a well-established business (though it would depend on the rate agreed upon with the original owner).
Just throwing out ideas here, but what do y’all think?