Give your business the boost it needs to get ahead.
It’s been a year now since the first cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the city, and over the past year, companies small and large have taken a hard hit. Businesses these days need all the help they can get to turn a profit and recover their loses. Whether you want to boost your online presence, strengthen your brand identity, manage your finances or revamp your website, we’ve got a list of agencies and resources that can help bolster your business during these turbulent times.
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Agencies & Resources For Digital Marketing
Pulling together global data and applying world-class industry best practices, First Page will give your business the boost it needs to thrive in a competitive landscape. Despite the pandemic, business for the digital marketing agency has doubled over the past year, reflecting the increasing demand and importance for businesses to build their online presence in this day and age. Fortunately, First Page is here to set your business up with high-performing SEO and PPC strategies that will reap quick and lasting results. In fact, it offers a “Pay on Performance” guarantee in which clients don’t pay until their first keyword ranks on the first search page on Google. What have you got to lose?
Founded by ex-Googlers, Digital Nomads Hong Kong provides invaluable insight into what it takes to give your business a competitive edge and generate more revenue. With a focus on lead generation (the process of attracting and converting strangers to your business into someone who has interest in your products or services), as opposed to branding or awareness like most other local digital agencies, this digital marketing agency will help you draw in new clients and maintain a trustworthy relationship with them. Applying years of industry experience, Digital Nomads will provide a tailor-made strategy plan, with a focus on optimising Google, Facebook, YouTube ads and SEO that will effectively support your business’ growth.
Sassy Perk: Simply mention Sassy to receive a free in-depth SEO assessment (worth $10,000) for your website upon purchasing a Pay-Per-Click advertising plan.
Known in Hong Kong for boutique e-marketing, Digital Butter has been at the forefront of Digital Marketing in the city for over 10 years, helping its clients (such as Rosewood Hong Kong, % Arabica, Shangri-La and Oolaa Group to name but a few) deliver optimal business results. The agency provides a full suite of digital services, including online strategy, performance marketing, technical SEO, e-commerce as well as web design and development.
Lolli is a full-service digital agency based in Hong Kong that covers everything from online marketing to branding and web design. With a strong in-house team of designers, marketing specialists and programmers, Lolli combines design, technology and strategy to provide the most positive user experience and drive business.
Agencies & Resources For Branding
Looking to transform what people think of your business? Hong Kong-based brand-building agency Stepworks can help you do just that. Using a brand-led digitally-focused approach, its Wholehearted Brand Building methodology helps organisations gain a competitive edge through a simple yet effective three-step process: make clear your business offerings, express your brand in a positive way, and increase brand awareness.
With 16 years’ experience under its belt, ipulse has established itself as one of Hong Kong’s leading brand consultancies. It has worked with an extensive range of clients, from independent start-ups to established multi-national corporations, to help them achieve their business goals. ipulse offers a full suite of branding services, as well as web design and marketing support.
Agencies & Resources For Web Design
Sassy have been long-time fans of this creative web and branding agency and can vouch for its excellent service. Each component of your company’s website will be carefully considered and crafted with your unique brand in mind to improve your site’s UX and UI – ultimately leading to higher traffic and a lower bounce rate. On top of this, Rush Hour also offers various levels of web maintenance and web support to keep you updated on the latest digital trends and web technology.
Award-winning web design agency WECREATE Hong Kong specialises in designing custom websites tailored to your business needs. With the goal to increase your online presence and convert your target audience into customers, its team of experienced web designers will help you build an interactive platform that will inform and delight visitors, offering a host of services including web UX design, web UI design, web development, SEO, content management and more.
Since its launch in 2015, Hong Kong-based web design company Rabbit Studio has helped a number of prestigious clients, such as K11, Landmark, Swire Hotels and HSBC, to help them come up with creative and unique strategies to create new value. Through precise audience analysis and targeting, each design and digital practice is tailored to suit the specific needs of your business.
Agencies & Resources For Accounting & Finances
Searching for an accountant that will do much more than tell you how your business is doing? Fresh Accounting seeks to also help SME businesses identify opportunities and strategies to increase performance and profitability, as well as empower them to make better decisions based on real-time information. As official partners with accounting software Xero, Fresh can also help businesses make the digital transition to cloud-based accounting solutions, allowing you to easily access your financial information anytime, anywhere! Sassy came to Fresh to help us make the switch and we’re so glad we did!
Simple to use and accessible anywhere and anytime, Xero gives you the power to track your cashflow, send invoices and create expense claims on the go. The cloud-based accounting software is perfect for small and medium-sized business owners who want to take control of their own finances.
Xero, 10/F, YF Life Tower, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.xero.com/hk
Built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, Neat is a modern alternative to a bank, designed to support Hong Kong businesses. From registering your business to making local payments and sending funds abroad, this banking solution (which comes in the form of a virtual “Neat Card”) will allow you to easily manage your expenses and expand your business internationally. Start for free with no monthly fees.
Eliminating barriers to online commerce helps kickstart new businesses, expedites growth for existing companies and increases global trade. Thanks to Stripe’s user-friendly software business of all sizes, from budding start-ups to large enterprises, can accept payments and manage their business online. For Hong Kong businesses, the digital payment platform accepts a variety of payment methods that include major credit cards (Visa, Mastercards and American Express), digital wallets (Apple Pay, Google Pay, Microsoft Pay) and China payment platforms such as Alipay and WeChat Pay.
Other Useful Resources
- HubSpot – A growth platform for businesses that provides ebooks, guides, free courses on marketing, sales, web design and more.
- Quick Sprout – A business and marketing blog full of useful guides, reviews and insights to help you start, build and grow your business.
- The Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN) – A group led by experienced women entrepreneurs that provide networking opportunities and share business tips and strategies to help fellow female business owners drive their company to the next level.
- The Women’s Foundation – A non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs in Hong Kong that shares research articles and online tools related to entrepreneurship.
- Small Business Trends – An award-winning hub that covers small business news, reviews tech products and interviews other movers and shakers.
- SME One – SME One provides comprehensive information on various government industry support funding schemes, market financial proposals to help local SMEs upgrade their business.
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Featured image courtesy of Brooke Cagle via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of First Page, image 2 courtesy of Digital Nomads Hong Kong, image 3 courtesy of Stepworks via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Tranmautritam via Pexels, image 5 courtesy of Karolina Grabowska via Pexels.