Build a strong digital presence with a .online domain name

People are searching for local businesses and small businesses — just like yours — online. If they cannot find you there, then it’s a missed opportunity on your end, almost like having a “Closed” sign in front of your store. Fix that with a .online domain name.

For most small businesses, especially those going through a crisis, getting online is easier said than done. Building a strong digital presence goes beyond just having a business website. Before you start working on your site planning or marketing strategy, make sure you’ve got the foundational details correct.

Get the perfect domain name for your business

Before you start building your website, you’re going to need a good domain name.

This will be your online identity, so it’s vital that you make it shine. While choosing a domain name for your business, keep the following factors in mind:

  • Keep it short and
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How to Jump-Start a Car

When your ride suddenly won’t start from a dead battery, knowing how to use jumper cables is a good skill to have. At first, jump-starting a car can seem like a stressful situation, but you’ll quickly realize it’s one of the easiest ways to start your vehicle. To bring your battery back to life, all you need is jumper cables and another vehicle with a working battery. Find out how to start a car with these steps below.

1. Review your owner’s manual

Safety should be a priority whenever you’re working under the hood, so always review your owner’s manual before you start hooking up any cables. Your vehicle’s manufacturer will provide specific recommendations and safety precautions to follow when jump-starting.[1]

2. Position the working vehicle

When you’re ready to jump-start your car, you’ll want to position the vehicle with the working battery close enough to your car’s … Read more

When COVID-19 hit, these creative entrepreneurs hit the web

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s Venture Forward website.

While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has shuttered tens of thousands of small businesses and sent entire economies into tailspins, one cohort of entrepreneurs is proving surprisingly resilient. And, in turn, they’re creating economic stability in their local communities.

They are the operators of millions of digital domain-name websites that GoDaddy, which hosts the sites, labels “ventures.” Our multiyear research project, Venture Forward, found these often-overlooked and uncounted participants in the digital economy helped regions recover more fully from the 2008 recession, and are creating the same sort of buffer during the current crisis.

Ventures are, of course, as diverse as the country they reside in. They’re in every state. They’re rural and urban. They’re run by women and men, full-time business owners, students, retirees, military personnel and part-time workers. They come from every ethnicity and education level.

While the ventures … Read more