The City of Palm Bay is part of the US Conference of Mayors "Get Your Business Online" challenge program. Our goal is to encourage businesses to have an online presence. Although the US Conference of Mayor’s program is one approach, businesses are encouraged to contact their local Chamber of Commerce to find local vendors that may offer web design and other technology services to businesses.
Over the next 3 years, businesses that make use of the web expect to grow 40% faster than those that don't. Yet, 58% of America's businesses don't have a website.
Getting online may seem like a huge challenge, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, Google’s Get Your Business Online program makes it quick, easy, and free. It takes about an hour -- that’s less time than it takes to see a movie or do a load of laundry.
Here’s all you need to do:
1. Go to GYBO.com and create an account with Google, and their partner Homestead -- that just means choosing a username and password.
2. Choose a design—Homestead’s done the hard part by creating the designs. You just need to pick the one you like best.
3. Upload a photo or two -- don’t worry, you can change the photo later.
4. Write a brief description of what your business does, your hours, and how your customers can contact you.
5. Choose a domain name for your business -- something simple like joescoffee.com works best.
You can always make improvements by signing back in to your Homestead account later. What’s important is getting your site up and running so customers can find you.There is still time - GYBO Challenge ends May 31, 2014
Create your website and make it look good.
Check out this helpful video created by the team at Google’s Get Your Business Online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDnnNRCBl6w
Learn the basics of getting online with Get Your Business Online’s workbook.
It’s easy to download and has straightforward, easy to follow tips and advice for getting your business online: http://www.gybo.com/interactive-lessons
Make updating your website a habit with Friday 15
Regular advice from web experts, delivered right to your inbox by Google’s Get Your Business Online team: http://www.gybo.com/friday15
A website’s visual appeal can contribute to its success.
Spruce up the images on your website: Download the PDF
Entre tres años se espera que los negocios que utilizan la web crecerán un 40% más rápido que los que no lo utilizan.
Get Your Business Online, en Espanol: http://www.gybo.com/espanol
If you know other business owners who need to create a website, tell them about Get Your Business Online.
Invite them to get online today: http://www.gybo.com/gift