Startups in South Korea need to use their money wisely and the money spent needs to bring that much worth of value or more. Startups in the early stages can’t afford to hire a web developer, graphic designer, data engineer, and digital marketers in Korea. Why not use a startup that offers these services and use them on a need-by-need basis? There are many services in Korea that can help startups grow. Many of these services are also started by startups. Therefore many of these startups will want to impress you as much as possible since they themselves are growing their brand and reputation.

This is why Seoulz has listed some startups that offer services in Korea that would benefit early-stage startups. As you grow your startup into a successful company, you will use hundreds of services in Korea through the years. However, in your first few years, it is good to know some reputable services in Korea that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. These startups are a bargain because with the advancement of technology a startup now can compete with the top players in their industry. Seoulz would be on this list but we already did an article on the power of SEO for startups in Korea. So we will humbly leave ourselves off this list.

Services in Korea for Businesses and Startups

Packative – Custom Packaging

PackativeIf you are an e-commerce startup and do not have your own custom packaging…what the hell are you doing? The first physical experience with your product is not actually the product, it is the packaging. Those that are using the same old padded mailbag or cardboard boxes are missing out on a chance to connect your brand with your customers. If you want to be remembered, you need to package your products in a way that is memorable, unique, and leaves a killer impression. Most of all, customers feel that what they got was more than what they paid for. They will automatically associate your products with a higher brand image. Branding is key for any eCommerce startup. Therefore placing your branding onto a product box delivers the image of a business that knows how to present itself to customers.

Let’s be honest, most customers will get the same old boring package in the mail, therefore custom packaging is a great way to stay in the mind of your customers. Think of this as another form of marketing. Packative offers custom packaging services in Korea that you can choose and create yourself online! You don’t even need a design program. Use their free online editor to easily create designs that are automatically applied as a 3D model. The best part is that you only order what you need. This is crucial for startups on a tight budget. You can choose from a wide variety of sizes and materials.

HANA TAX – Tax Services for Foreigners in Korea

Christie Lee Tax Services in KoreaDoing taxes in Korea can be a real headache for startups in Korea. Seoulz realized just how important it is to be able to communicate with your tax accountant. HANA TAX has an English-speaking CPA and tax accountant who has many years of experience helping ex-pats and English speakers with tax services in Korea and outside of Korea. Her name is Christie Lee and she is our tax accountant. Whether you need help with your personal taxes, business taxes, payroll, or even setting up your business, Christie is the person to contact.

She often does seminars at the Seoul Global Startup Center or events launched by Itaewon Global Village Center. She offers free seminars about annual tax returns to help foreigners in Korea, especially those who are self-employed or running a startup to file their taxes. Currently, due to COVID, most of Christie’s seminars have been taking place online, however, she often has a Q&A section where you can ask whatever question you may need.

Santiago International – Translation Services

Santiago InternationalStartups in Korea will need to find a good translation company at some point. Therefore it is best to work with a company that has a lot of experience with corporate translation solutions in South Korea. Whether you need to notarize documents, interpret meetings, source vendors, or manage corporate events, Santiago International would be an ideal partner. They are open to free consultations and their prices are very reasonable. Think of them as a cultural and logistical bridge to South Korea.