I subscribe to Google’s blog, and today I noticed they have teamed up with Intuit to provide a great service to small-business owners who haven’t developed a company website. It’s called Get Your Business Online! Below is part of today’s blog. If you haven’t set up a website for your business, you’ll definitely want to check this out. It’s free for the first year and then after that it’s $6.99 per month. Included is in the offer is a mobile version of you website. This allows your website to be viewed easier on mobile devices. Wow, can it get any cheaper than that? Here’s an FAQ to answer a few more questions you may have about this special offer. Creating a website for your business is one of the smartest ways to begin 2013.
Get Your Business Online
When Melodie Bishop heard about our Get Your Business Online program (an initiative that makes it fast, easy and free for U.S. businesses to get online), she jumped at the opportunity to turn her hobby of creating Chicago-themed gift baskets into a full-time business. Since launching her website, Send Them Chicago, this past summer, Melodie has seen a 70 percent increase in new customers.
As the holidays wrap up and the New Year starts, millions of business owners just like Melodie are thinking about how they can grow in 2013. For many, this means getting found and connecting with customers on the web.
Yet often, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’re helping business owners create a list of New Year’s resolutions for 2013.
Let us know what you hope to accomplish in the New Year. Do you want to get your basic business information online? Or do you already have a website and want to reach more customers? Once you select your goals, we’ll create a customized list of resolutions with resources to help you stick to it.
In the U.S., 58 percent of small businesses don’t have a website, but 97 percent of Internet users look online for local products and services. So it’s not surprising that businesses with a web presence are expected to grow 40 percent faster than those without. Creating a list of resolutions for your business may just be one of the easiest things you can do to help your business grow.
I hope to see your business online in 2013!!
By the way Happy New Year!