If you run a small business, it can feel like you are totally alone sometimes. It can be easy to get lost in everything you need to do.

Finances, accounts, hiring, web design, graphic design, copywriting… the list can become endless, but there are a few places where you can get help no matter what size your business is.

And, who doesn’t need a little help from time to time.

Fiverr & Upwork

If you need copywriting or graphic design this is a great place to post the job that you have available.

You can post your budget per piece of work and sift through the replies at your leisure. There are some very cheap options here, but you might want to look at the quality over the price on some things.

You can also hire a virtual assistant to help you tackle the day to day running of your business. They can handle things like email correspondence, travel bookings, arranging meetings, research and data mining.

Consultants

This will vary based on what you need. In general, though they will be heavily equipped with the people and tools to make your business go further.

From infrastructure to sustainability you can find what you need.
From time to time you should look at how your next few years are going to using your current trajectory and how you’d like them to look – sometimes it doesn’t line up.

If you see some spaces where you know you will need to streamline the process but aren’t really sure how to get there, then you should talk to a specialist like Bourton Consulting.

The Dots

This is a relatively new platform heaving with creative talent who are looking to share what they can do.

If you want to produce something spectacular and innovative, this is where you should go. There is a mix of smaller businesses and freelancers so you can work together on larger projects or reach out with a few ideas.

It will cost to put up your job posting, but the pool of talent to choose from is rich. So it is worth the investment.

LinkedIn

It pretty much goes without saying, but LinkedIn is one of the fastest moving business and networking platforms.

People are turning their ‘actively looking’ on all the time, and in general, there are plenty of shares available from your own network to find the right people.

If you know what you are looking for you can add an update or an article and ask your people-powered network to share it. Free and easy and plenty of reaches.

Envato

This website is focused on a talented pool of designed focused freelancers.

The platform makes it super easy to hire the talent that you want and takes just minutes to create a job posting. Envato then selects the best candidates based on your assignment.

Like most of these sites, it has an inbuilt communication function and allows the opportunity for constructive feedback.

Here is where you go for a design focused hiring.

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