Elwood urges you to get your business online and enter for the chance to be crowned the ‘e-champion’ of Britain.
Search engine giant, Google aims to promote the advantage of businesses having an online presence by setting up websites with the Best of British Web Competition.
Google has announced a campaign that will get 100,000 businesses online by the end of 2011. Despite more than 500,000 small businesses in the UK running entirely online, research revealed that 40% of small and medium businesses don’t have a website at all.
The competition has been designed to inspire small businesses and tradesmen to take advantage of the internet’s potential. They can achieve this by setting up their own website using Google’s free website builder and new online guides.
Google UK managing director Matt Brittin said:
“We want to showcase the best websites and help tech-savvy businesses to inspire those who are not online. We’re out to prove that getting online is fast, easy and inexpensive – small businesses which aren’t online are missing out on customers and on growth.”
The competition will be judged by a panel of experts who will mark the entries on web design, usability, content and web standards. The winner will receive promotion on Google’s Getting British Business Online website and a selection of Google products.
The competition is free to enter and is open to all small businesses that operate in the UK with 50 full-time staff or less.
The closing date for this competition is June 26th and businesses can enter online by providing details of their website at http://www.gbbo.co.uk/