Local regional and community based small businesses will be able to operate entirely online early next year, according to International Strategies.
The Brisbane-based online business solutions company has launched its community and regional based portal Ezyfind.com.
International Strategies' CEO and president, Noel Miller, said the service currently serviced about 450 regional cities in the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia - hosting about 45,000 Web sites - and could effectively "turn a city on in a day".
The service will provide small and regional businesses, non-profit organisations and communities of interest with resources to update online catalogues and complete end-to-end e-business transactions in real time, Miller said.
He said the service hosted the necessary resources for end-to-end e-commerce, including user-friendly online payment systems and at-call transaction reports.
He said businesses with unfixed operational costs would be able to update pricing systems and catalogues as often as needed, immediately and "in English" rather than HTML.
Miller said Ezyfind would not charge sign up or access fees but would instead charge according to the number and type of Web pages required. He estimated the average annual outlay for an online business using the service would be up to $2500.
Rather than generating a banner add income, Miller said Ezyfind would obtain sponsorship from community groups using the service.