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|Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:28 am Post subject: Beat the Economy in Small Business Month
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Hi OCC News Subscriber,
October is Small Business Month at OurChurch.Com. All month we’ll be focusing on helping small businesses to increase sales as well as save time and money through more effective use of their websites.
Seems like you can’t go online or turn on the TV without seeing something about the credit crisis, the bailout, or foreclosures. Most people are facing some sort of economic challenges, but small business owners have the added responsibility of taking care of clients and employees. If you are a small business owner or work for a small business, you are probably facing some difficult decisions.
You may have to find creative ways to do more with less. Or perhaps you lost your job and have decided you’re going to take this opportunity to strike out on your own. Or you may actually be ramping things up for the upcoming Christmas season. No matter what your situation, OurChurch.Com can help you. Let me tell you about 5 ways...
Small Business Month Features
1) Look Like a Pro
2) E-commerce In 24 Hours
3) Gold Special
4) Search Marking – The Key to Small Business Growth
5) Learn from the OCC Community
1) LOOK LIKE A PRO
One of the great things about the web is a one person home-based business can look just as good online as company with 1,000 employees. A great-looking website tells potential customers you know what you’re doing, you’re in it for the long haul, and you pay attention to the details. OurChurch.Com can create a custom website (http://www.ourchurch.com/design/) for your small business that will give you the edge you need to grow your business starting at only $399.
Take a look at these examples:
- Hass Brothers (custom staircases) - http://www.haasbrothers.com
- Mingo Gardens (wedding venue and floral art) - http://www.mingogardens.com
- Writ In Stone (inspiration stone artwork) - http://www.writinstone.com
Request a free phone consultation today.
2) E-COMMERCE IN 24 HOURS
Did you know that you can create your own commerce website in less than 24 hours? All you have to do is build a site (http://www.ourchurch.com/sitebuilder/) with our NE1 Website Builder, upgrade to the Platinum, Gold, or Silver hosting package to get the shop module, sign up for an account with PayPal, and then enter your products into the shop module and PayPal.
3) GOLD SPECIAL
To help those of you who want to set-up an e-commerce site, we’re offering a special on a combo Gold Package and Ad-Free Option. Upgrade to a year of Gold and Ad-Free for just $299 (a $99 savings) or get 6 months for only $199 (a $41 savings). This offer is not just for small businesses but anyone who does not already have a Gold or Platinum package.
4) SEARCH MARKETING - THE KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH
Whether for books, gifts, Christian speakers, or a local locksmith, people are searching online for what they need. If you run a small business, OurChurch.Com can improve your search rankings for the keyword phrases relevant to your business and dramatically increase traffic to your website resulting in more sales. Take a look at our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Management service (http://marketing.ourchurch.com/search-engine-optimization-management.php) and request a free phone consultation (http://marketing.ourchurch.com/marketing-consultation.php).
5) LEARN FROM THE OCC COMMUNITY
OurChurch.Com provides website services for hundreds of Christian small businesses. Together we can help each other and learn from each other. Post a link to your business site. (http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?t=4964) How’s the economy affecting your business? (http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?t=4949) How are you marketing your business these days? (http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?t=4965) Visitor our forums (http://forums.ourchurch.com) to post your questions and share your insights. And don’t forget to check our Christian Web Trends blog (http://blog.ourchurch.com) for articles that can help you make improve your small business online.
In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO
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