In today’s digital age, it’s nearly unheard of to not have some sort of online presence, especially for businesses that frequently utilize the Internet to market to their customer base and sell their product. And yet, a vast 52% of small businesses do not have a website.
While that statistic may seem shocking, it makes sense that more than half of small businesses don’t have a website – they don’t come cheap! Typically, the price tag for a good website can cost anywhere from $2,000-$6,000, a whopping expense many small businesses just can’t swing.
To help alleviate this problem, Small Business Majority is announcing a new partnership with Hack the Hood, an Oakland-based, award-winning non-profit that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for small businesses in their local communities.
As part of the technology umbrella under our own Entrepreneurship Program, Small Business Majority is dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners in need with Hack the Hood in order to get websites built for them.
Advancements in technology are providing entrepreneurs with unprecedented freedom to work on their own terms while cultivating a culture of innovation in the business world. This partnership is another means of educating small business owners on emerging technologies and providing an avenue of access for services they need to thrive in today’s digital landscape.
To that effect, we have created a new website, Webz for Small Biz, to connect small business owners in the Greater Bay Area with Hack the Hood to help them get the website of their dreams, or to seriously overhaul their existing website to better suit their business needs.
Here’s the best part – Hack the Hood’s website building program is absolutely free.
Without the hefty price tag, small business owners can receive a website that will put their business on the online map, and take pride in knowing they are a part of Hack the Hood’s mission to train and mentor today’s youth in tech and entrepreneurship skills they can use to secure future jobs. It’s truly a win-win situation for all involved.
If you’re a small business in the Greater Bay Area in need of a website or a revamp of your current one, check out Webz for Small Biz today at www.webz4smallbiz.com. Join our #Webz4SmallBiz movement and let’s get digital!