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Running a small business in Australia is difficult, no matter how you look at it – but small business assistance could be your saviour. Australian minimum wages are high compared to the rest of the world, workplace laws are strict and, in general, employees expect maximum compensation for a minimal amount of work. This can make it difficult to compete on an international stage, which is where small business assistance comes into play.

Flat Planet offers a range of different types of small business assistance, allowing you to outsource tasks through our various Southeast Asia offices. With offices in the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia, we are perfectly positioned to help you find and hire experts through Asian markets.

Using small business assistance through a company like Flat Planet will help you save money, and many of our clients claim that it also saves them time and helps them get more done in a shorter time.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a short list of 5 ways small business assistance could help your company. Enjoy!

1. Many services are available at a pay per hour fee structure.

Traditionally, small businesses have used freelancers when they need things like new content created, one-time marketing completed or web development and coding services. However, using freelancers is fraught with danger, as they can deliver poor quality work, don’t always stick to deadlines and sometimes quit before the job is complete.

This is where the Flat Planet pay per hour services become advantageous. Small and medium businesses throughout Australia make use of our team of on-demand WordPress developers, content writers, graphic designers, data profilers and IT support experts daily. We make it easier than ever to work with marketing, content creation and design specialists as needed, allowing you to streamline your business and only pay for the services you receive.

2. Small business assistance can save your business money!

Outsourcing difficult or specialist jobs is a great way for small businesses to save money. Some things, like bookkeeping services, are an essential part of running any business. Many Australian small business owners attempt to take care of their own bookkeeping and accounting, but this doesn’t always work as planned.

Using a small business assistance service such as the one we provide at Flat Planet will help you streamline your business, allowing you to outsource difficult jobs like bookkeeping. You will be connected with an expert who has the skills and experience to meet your needs, and you can expect to pay significantly less than you would if you were to hire a local worker.

3. Appropriate assistance can boost your Google rankings & drive traffic to your website.

If you run an internet based business, then you probably already understand how important things like search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) and Google Ads are. Harnessing the power of search engines like Google will help your business thrive, and the services offered by the Flat Planet team can do just that.

Things like Google Ads and Google Analytics are constantly evolving and difficult to work with, even for the most experienced digital experts. This means that you have two options when it comes to SEO and SEM. You could (1) hire an Australian in-house expert who would take up valuable office space and command a large salary, or you could (2) use a small business assistance service to outsource your SEO and SEM work to the Southeast Asian market.

4. Using dedicated social media assistance will drive traffic to your website.

Although social media appears simple on the surface, harnessing its full power requires years of training and experience. Outsourcing your social media management to a team of dedicated social media experts will help you get the most out of your social media use. Flat Planet can connect you with a team of professional social media experts who will be able to help you setup and manage profiles for your business at an extremely affordable rate.

5. Small business assistance makes content creation a breeze.

Are you sick of paying a fortune for new digital or print content? Don’t have the money to hire a dedicated video production team? If so, then it might be time to outsource your content creation needs by harnessing the power of the Southeast Asian small business assistance market.

Depending on your exact needs, Flat Planet can help you put together and manage a team of content creation specialists who will be able to work closely with you and your company to deliver perfect content for your website and social media pages. This will save you both time and money, allowing your business to grow and prosper. After all, harnessing the power of the digital age is seen as one of the single most important aspects of small business success in the modern world.

Ask us about our small business assistance services!

As you’re probably beginning to realise, small business assistance can result in significant cost, time and efficiency benefits by providing access to affordable, but highly skilled and proficient staff. Outsourcing tasks such as marketing, content creation and social media management will leave you with more time to manage the day to day activities of your small business, and you should begin to see the benefits almost immediately!

Get in touch with our friendly team to discover how we can deliver small business assistance solutions for your small business.