Onlyuncle.Com Joins Campaign To Get British Business Online
Initiative designed to help Great Britain’s SMEs create their first websites easily and for free
OnlyUncle.com has partnered with Google, Enterprise UK, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, BT and e-skills UK to support a joint initiative to get 100,000 UK businesses online.
Getting British Business Online (GBBO) will target the 1.5 million UK businesses that do not currently have a website, giving them the opportunity to create a free professional website and access to training and support. OnlyUncle.com is supporting the initiative by providing small businesses with a cost effective platform to promote and market themselves.
Commenting on their involvement with Getting British Business Online OnlyUncle.com Vinny Hira said, “As more and more consumers are turning to the web to find businesses, products and services, the GBBO campaign is a fantastic way to assist small businesses and give them a presence on the web. We support the GBBO campaign because we want to give all small businesses the ability to get online, no matter what their size.”
Businesses that sign up to Getting British Business Online will be given a free .co.uk web address that will be automatically registered in Google’s search engine, a new ‘wizard’ tool that will help them create a website in 20 minutes and ways to attract new customers online. BT will offer free phone support to participants and PayPal will soon enable businesses with a GBBO-powered website to turn their site into an ecommerce platform in just a few clicks. This means they can begin selling to customers and accepting payments quickly and securely via the web.
Commenting on the launch of Getting British Business Online, Matt Brittin, UK Managing Director, said: “Consumer behaviour is changing rapidly as people increasingly turn to the web to find information about local businesses and services. With over 40 million people in the UK now online there has never been a better time for small businesses to use the Internet, enabling them to reach new customers in new markets. We hope a free, easy-to create website will give small businesses the boost they need to get up and running.”
Business organisations including the IoD and Business Links will run activities throughout the UK, and there will be a week long series of events 12th - 16th April around the theme of Getting British Business Online.
Businesses can sign up for a free website now at www.gbbo.co.uk. To find out more about OnlyUncle.com visit http://www.onlyuncle.com
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GBBO is a joint initiative by Google, BIS, Enterprise UK, e-skills UK, BT and other business organisations to help SMEs create their first websites and help them understand the opportunities offered by the Internet. The campaign has set a target of helping 100,000 UK SMEs get their first websites easily and for free by the end of 2010. See gbbo.co.uk for further information.
About Only Uncle
Known as the People’s Website, OnlyUncle.com is a daily deals website with a difference. The digital platform offers a turnkey solution which aims to revolutionise the way local businesses interact with their client base and provide scope for expansion. Unlike other sites, OnlyUncle.com does not charge a commission on daily deal sales for participating businesses. The cost-effective online promotional and daily deals package brings buyers and sellers together for as little as 1p per day.