Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
Sydney-based startup, SavvySME (http://www.savvysme.com.au) has today launched Australia’s first B2B community marketplace designed to significantly improve how local entrepreneurs discover, compare, and buy business products and services online. The service is introduced to meet the ever growing demand of small businesses needing to find and engage service providers quicker and more efficiently.
According to Sensis e-Business Report 2012, the single most important use of the Internet for business operators apart from email and banking, relates to searching for information as well as suppliers of products and services their business needs. The issue is that with the proliferation of such information across the Internet, search engines, directories and government websites, the research and selection process is often overwhelming and inefficient for small businesses.
“Entrepreneurs often struggle to find much needed professional advice and support in an efficient manner. Finding the right service providers on the Internet is way too cumbersome and time consuming, which adds strain of already time-poor business owners.” says founder, Phil Khor
“With the new marketplace, we can dramatically improve how businesses find each other, share experiences, all the way to reviewing and buying products and services online. The marketplace will feature business deals on a broad range of service offerings such as accounting, web design, advertising, marketing, virtual assistance, IT services and much more.” Khor explains.
The new marketplace service is designed to complement the existing social media platform dedicated to Aussie small businesses. The 100% Australian designed and built social network attracts thousands of local entrepreneurs looking for their daily dose of inspirations, news and advice from a quality host of influencers, service providers and industry experts on the site.
“We’re very proud of what the new site has achieved for our members. With a strict focus on bringing on Australian-based small businesses, our platform cuts through the clutter that plague mainstream social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.” says Khor.
“By combining advanced social features with the wealth of local knowledge in the community, our members enjoy refreshingly rich information and advice in the local context.” he added. “The platform is equally powerful for service providers looking to generate leads and new customers”.
Whilst small business struggle with finding service providers efficiently, service providers and B2B marketers find it challenging to attract and generate new leads online. In recent research report conducted by ADMA “B2B Marketing Outlook 2012”, the biggest concern and priority for over 70% of B2B marketers relates to lead generation and converting those leads into sales.
SavvySME incentivises B2B service providers with a direct ability increase their reputation by contributing to the community in Q&A, blogging and much more. With an instant audience of entrepreneurs and decision makers, these B2B companies and their marketers can easily engage with new customers and build strategic relationships in an effective and productive fashion.
SavvySME’s new community marketplace is Australia’s first unique application of social commerce directed at the local SME sector. It is the only site that truly integrates the collaborative aspects of business networking with a full-featured B2B marketplace in an online community setting that is uniquely Australian.
“Think of SavvySME as Linkedin meet Quora and Amazon for Australian small business. Our platform drives more productive and more efficient interaction between business owners and service providers than most existing B2B channels online.” says Khor.
For more information contact Phil Khor on +61 412 400 811
SavvySME (http://www.savvysme.com.au) is a community marketplace for Australian small to medium business owners to connect, ask questions and make the most of business experts, influencers and service providers offering a range of quality B2B products and services at the best prices, ranging from from accounting, advertising, bookkeeping and cloud services, to online marketing, human resource, legal, IT, training, virtual assistance and much more. Follow us on Twitter @savvysme