Oneflare – Find Local Businesses With No Fuss And Added Trust


When the bathroom floor is filling up with water or a window is blown out and more bad weather is on the way, the last thing anyone wants to do is to search through the phonebook and Google listings hoping to find a service provider. You need help quickly. You want help you can trust. You want a solution like Oneflare to make your life easier.



Screen shot 2013-06-21 at 11.42.46 AM is an online marketplace that connects businesses and customers. This direct, easy-to-navigate platform makes it easy for people to hire local service providers and for businesses to furnish their services.


Local Services Made Easy

With Oneflare, it takes only three simple steps to find help:


1. Request a Service

Using a very short form, you name the professional you’re looking for (e.g. carpenter, pet sitter, accountant, landscaper), give your neighborhood or postal code, and give a brief description of the job you need done. You also have the option of specifying appointment times and attaching photos or files regarding the job at hand. (If you just can’t break old school habits, you can also search the directory by profession.)


2. Receive Competitive Quotes

Up to 5 businesses already verified by Oneflare will send quotes for the job.


3. Hire the Best Service Provider

Review the quotes. Check out profiles of the businesses and feedback from previous customers. Hire the outfit that you think is best suited for the job at the price you’re comfortable paying.


Yes, it’s that easy.






Win, Win

Oneflare is great for customers, because it’s a convenient place to find help quickly when someone otherwise wouldn’t know where to start. The platform also gives users the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re selecting service providers within a trusted community (Oneflare offers a guarantee to demonstrate how much they believe in quality assurance).


Businesses benefit from joining the Oneflare marketplace by having quality leads sent their way. Instead of waiting for customers to stumble in, or haggling about times and prices – hard on the nerves for everybody – owners may respond to feasible requests promptly. Owners may grow their business and their reputation building up a work history on the platform.


This Australian startup already has verified over 30,000 businesses in major cities and their surrounding suburbs. Businesses may register and list free of charge, and there are no fees attached for requesting services. Businesses may either pay to respond to individual leads or establish a monthly payment plan that suits the number of quotes that will be offered.


Local services provided so far include the following and more:

  • Accountant
  • Builder
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Cleaner
  • Computer Repair
  • Concreting
  • Electrician
  • Fencing
  • Gardener
  • Gyprock
  • Home Renovation
  • Interior Design
  • Landscaping
  • Locksmith
  • Painter
  • Pest Control
  • Photographer
  • Plastering
  • Plumber
  • Removalist
  • Roofing
  • Tiling
  • Web Design


Marcus Lim, CEO and Founder, previously worked as a military commander. He also advised in government, telecommunications, and financial service industries with Deloitte Consulting. Keeping the entrepreneurial adrenaline pumping, he enjoys cliff-jumping into Sydney’s waters.


Founder and CTO Adam Dong worked in e-commerce for 10 years, developing corporate websites and founding a web development company, WebQ. He maintains the nerves of steel required for running a startup by skiing, “narrowly avoiding trees and rocks.”



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Efficient and effective. Strengthening Australian communities by making local services accessible. Here’s to Oneflare’s product sparking interest everywhere.


Photo Credits

Oneflare | Victor 1558