There is a lot of talk and supposition about which websites you need to utilize for your own small business website.
The following ten essential websites for small businesses are all very useful in their own right for promoting your website, building links and for bringing in new business.
If you signup to all of these sites you’ll need to keep on top of things and check them regularly, but your time should be well spent.
1 : Ecademy – http://www.ecademy.com
Ecademy is a business networking website, with numerous groups that you can join and a whole range of contacts that can help your business.
2 : LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com
WIth over 35 million users, LinkedIn helps you find the people & knowledge you need to achieve your goals for your business.
3 : Facebook – http://www.facebook.com
You no doubt know all about Facebook, but it is a good tool to promote your business.
4 : Digg – http://digg.com
Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web and it can provide you with some much needed publicity and backward links to your website.
Mini blogging – A useful tool for creating links and interest in your products and services. You can follow us on Twitter here http://twitter.com/simswebdesigns
6 : Google Maps – Local business Centre
Millions of people search Google Maps every day. A free listing on Google Maps makes it easy for them to find you
7 : Federation of small businesses – www.fsb.org.uk
An organisation promoting and protecting the interests of the self employed and small business owners within the UK.
8 : Bytestart – Small business portal – www.bytestart.co.uk
Not a site many people have heard of, but one packed full of information and resources for small businesses. It also has a nice logo designed by Sims Designs!
9 : DMOZ – The Open Directory – http://www.dmoz.org/
‘The’ directory to be listed in.
10 : Your suggestion…….
Please send us your suggestions for the number 10 slot in the list….Just complete the comment form below, if enough sites are submitted we may have to increase the number of sites listed here – And don’t forget to get in touch if you need website designers for your business.