(PRESS RELEASE – December 19, 2008) – The global business directory, Brownbook.net, announced today the launch of its simple to use online website creator.
The simple fact is that small businesses need a website to be able to compete in today’s tough economy. Despite this, according to Jupiter Research, half of all small businesses with less than 10 employees do not have a website, and neither do 7 out of 10 sole trader businesses. Entrepreneur.com says, “If you have a business, you should have a website… if you don’t have a website, you’re losing business to other companies that do.”
The reasons so few small businesses actually have a website are varied – they don’t know how to build websites so they don’t know where to start, they are confused by competing suppliers trying to sell them services they don’t understand, and of course, restrictive costs and limited funds.
“Brownbook.net’s new standalone business website builder wipes all those considerations away in one fell swoop,” says Dave Ingram, Brownbook’s CEO. “We’ve made it really easy for small businesses to create their own websites in a matter of minutes. The intuitive and simple to use wysiwyg editor together with well written help pages make the whole process of creating a website effortless.”
Brownbook’s DIY wysiwyg website creator tool is available for a simple one-off annual fee of only forty-nine pounds. It comes with free hosting, unlimited pages which can include images, videos, maps, reviews, and the site can be updated as many times as is required at no extra cost.
As soon as a small business has its website online, it allows it to engage in internet marketing by driving prospects to it.
To watch a video of a website being created from scratch follow the link – http://blog.brownbook.net/2008/12/17/web-site-creator-demo/
Here are two examples of Brownbook created websites:
– Jolly Gnome Garden Services: http://www.brownbook.net/businesspage/view/31012971/jolly-gnome-garden-services/3/Home
– Kuen Kung Fu: http://www.brownbook.net/businesspage/view/31013261/kuen-kung-fu/10/Home
Founded in 2008, Brownbook.net is the world’s largest user-contributed keyword-based (rather than category-based) local business directory, with over 27 million businesses already listed in 230 countries. Any business is entitled to a free listing that includes their business name, address, contact telephone numbers, e-mail, website, VoIP, Instant Messenger and tags. Businesses can choose to pay a small annual fee (eleven pounds) to enhance their listing allowing the addition of photos, videos, widgets, detailed marketing information, and full customization, as well as priority in search results. Built upon the foundations of wiki-principles and collaborative production, transparency and openness between users, low or no-cost services for businesses, totally self-service processes, rewarding users, and now with its own in-built website creator, Brownbook.net aims to be THE global business directory.