Survive or thrive: Getting the most value for your business to create new opportunities
By Digital News Asia November 25, 2020
- Maxis Business committed to helping small businesses find fast paths to recovery
- Tools available to help entrepreneurs go digital to weather economic storms
With the arrival of Covid-19 and its subsequent avalanche of changes to the nation, Malaysian business owners found themselves being forced to reinvent overnight in order to create new opportunities. The changes that your business must make does not have to be big, they just need to be the right ones.
In line with aspirations to be the leading converged solutions partner in Malaysia, Maxis Business is committed to helping small businesses find fast paths to recovery as they navigate the pandemic. By leveraging on their network, partners and products, Maxis Business is ready to support their customers via exclusive offers with selected partners – designed to provide better value and to address today’s unprecedented challenges.
Pinch your pennies, but do it the smart way
Small businesses tend to stay lean to begin with, but many may still find themselves in a situation where it would be necessary to save costs in any way possible. This might point towards the business terminating external professional services for various essential administrative tasks, such as bookkeeping or payroll management.
As an entrepreneur, you’re likely to be used to wearing multiple hats – but at a time where you must stay focused to keep abreast of unpredictability, it might not be a wise choice to take the do-it-yourself approach. The most important factor to consider is whether you are capable of properly managing these functions. Fortunately, for businesses willing to reinvent themselves by going digital, there are now plenty of tools available to help you weather the storm.
AutoCount offers one of the most affordable cloud-based payroll and HR management systems in the market, including modules for payroll, e-Leave, e-Claims, employees’ self service portal and a mobile app. Fully compliant with regulatory requirements of LHDN, PCB, EPF, SOCSO, EIS and HRDF; businesses would also be able to design their own payslip and choose to go paperless if desired. As an owner, you would be able to easily manage HR matters via an online dashboard, whilst your employees have access to a portal to submit leave and claims applications for your approval.
If you’re a Maxis Business Postpaid customer with 5 lines or less, you can enjoy 12 months access to AutoCount Cloud Payroll (worth RM528) for FREE. Companies with more than 5 users will receive an RM 528 e-voucher which they can redeem when they subscribe to a standard AutoCount Cloud Payroll subscription.
Health and safety should be a priority, not a burden
Cleaning and sanitation is vital to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your employees and customers’ well-being. For businesses that run an office, restaurant or a brick-and-mortar retail storefront, cleaning and upgrading expenses can easily go through the roof in your efforts to meet new operating requirements.
Maxis Business customers can opt for Recommend.my’s exclusive “Clean and Healthy Office” Package and enjoy savings up to RM600 on office cleaning and maintenance, including office disinfection, carpet sanitizing and more.
Flexibility is key
The new constraints that business must operate under today have forced new ways of working with people and talent. With a long recovery period ahead of us, many businesses remain cautious when it comes to employee management – preferring instead to operate with a minimized and lean workforce.
Small business owners must face this challenge with flexibility, addressing the needs of their business, while also safeguarding against potential future variability in the market for growth. This presents a good opportunity to tap into the gig economy by leveraging on platforms such as GoGet to gain access to over 13,000 part-timers for greater productivity and connectivity. And if you’re a Maxis Business customer, you can get a head start as you’ll enjoy FREE RM10 credits when you purchase RM20 credits for your GoGet account. By building a network of temporary staff that you can engage as and when required, you can fulfill resource needs while enabling long-term flexibility by mitigating the risk of payroll commitments.
To find out more about these exclusive offers or to sign up for Maxis Business Postpaid or Fibre, click here: https://business.maxis.com.my/en/partnership/maxis-business-partner-offers/