Yorkshire-based tech firm socialsendr which helps freelancers and small businesses build their brand on social media has launched a new Managed Service.

Socialsendr is an app which allows busy sole traders and entrepreneurs to post on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in double-quick time.

But now socialsendr has launched a new Managed Service which gives growing businesses a professionally-run social media presence at a fraction of the cost of hiring its own staff.

Crucially, it also means entrepreneurs will have more time for other things, safe in the knowledge their social media is in the hands of professionals.

As well as posting content provided by the business, the Managed Service schedules additional posts, keeping the brand visible and relevant to its customers.

Entrepreneur and socialsendr founder Michelle Cowan said: “Socialsendr was created because we know that for start-up businesses time is of the essence and social media marketing probably isn’t at the top of the priority list.

“However, social media is hugely important to new and growing businesses and is vital to growing a brand and building a trusted reputation online.

“The socialsendr app allows businesspeople to take control of their social media and our new Managed Service takes that a step further. It’s like having your own social media manager but without the costs.”

The Managed Service costs just £49.99 a month and puts social media output into expert hands, leaving those running businesses more time to do what they do best.

Emley-based Michelle, a former sales director at Apple and Cisco who has 30 years’ experience in the world of technology, added: “As a business grows, its public face and interactions need to mature and develop too and our Managed Service brings a professional touch to lift a business to that next level.

“We might take the social media management off the hands of the person running the business but they will still be involved providing the latest company news and updates while we optimize that content and create and schedule additional posts which helps develop and maintain relationships with customers.

“The socialsendr app is the perfect low-cost solution for start-ups but as the business grows and evolves so does what socialsendr can offer. Socialsendr’s Managed Service helps start-ups grow and move to the next level while giving back valuable time to the person running the business.”

The £49.99 fee includes the £9.99 a month subscription for the socialsendr app and covers 20 brand posts a month. There will also be a fortnightly reminder to the business owner seeking news and updates to ensure the posts remain specific and relevant.

“The Managed Service is all about giving time back and adding a professional touch,” said Michelle.