Palm Bay Rallies Business Owners To ‘Get Your Business Online’
By Space Coast Daily // January 11, 2014
58% of America's businesses don't have a website
ABOVE VIDEO: Check out this helpful video created by the team at Google’s Get Your Business.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The City of Palm Bay is part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors “Get Your Business Online” challenge program.
Our goal is to encourage businesses to have an online presence. Although the U.S. 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 three years, businesses that make use of the web expect to grow 40 percent faster than those that don’t. Yet, 58 percent 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.
Go to GYBO.com and create an account with Google, and their partner Homestead — that just means choosing a username and password.
Choose a design—Homestead’s done the hard part by creating the designs. You just need to pick the one you like best.
Upload a photo or two — don’t worry, you can change the photo later.
Write a brief description of what your business does, your hours, and how your customers can contact you.
Choose a domain name for your business — something simple like joescoffee.com works best.