GoDaddy, Microsoft target SMBs and Launch “Get Online Today”

GoDaddy, a technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has announced the release of ‘Get Online Today’, in collaboration with Microsoft Corp., to help SMBs and entrepreneurs, get on the Web easily and affordably.

Launched at INR 99*, the offer is designed to cater to the business and communication needs of SMBs, while making the business more discoverable, keeping the identity secured and enabling collaboration online. The combination of online applications and always-on customer support, gives small business owners what they need to start, maintain, and grow their online presence.

A Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study commissioned by Microsoft has found that there is a strong correlation between IT adoption and revenues SMBs generate. IT adoption opens up more opportunities than ever for SMBs and as per the report, IT-enabled SMBs in India identified as “technology leaders”, grew revenues 20 percentage points faster as compared to SMBs that use less technology.

Moreover, consumers and businesses are increasingly using the Internet to search for products and services, making it appropriate for businesses of all sizes to be present online and secure their spot. In an endeavor to empower businesses across the country with technology, GoDaddy has worked with Microsoft and designed the Get Online Today offer. It will enable small businesses to easily create a complete Web presence with services including:
• A custom domain name
• A subscription to Website Builder from GoDaddy, including hosting for the business’ website on their custom domain name
• Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy, connecting professional email, contacts and calendar to their custom domain name
• 24/7 Phone Support from GoDaddy

“It is a challenge for small businesses to get off the ground in India. With ‘Get Online Today’, we believe that starting a business online provides the easiest and the most cost effective solution for any small business owner,” said Rajiv Sodhi, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India. “We’re pleased to partner with Microsoft to offer a solution that enables them to get online easily and affordably. It is our aim to equip small business owners with the right tools and solutions to establish an online presence, helping them reach more customers globally and operate 24/7.”

In addition to accessing the complete Get Online package, customers will also have access to GoDaddy’s 24/7 customer care to answer any questions or support they may need during set up and use.

“My goal was to access data from anywhere, on a safe platform and to improve collaboration with my team members. Office 365 from GoDaddy redefined flexibility for me. I can create a spreadsheet on my laptop, edit it on my tablet and share it from my smart phone,” said Chetan Patel, Founder of Vishal FinCap, a proprietary trading and wealth management services firm. “The convenience of getting an entire suite of services in one place at an affordable price allowed me to focus on growing my business. GoDaddy’s excellent customer care helped me every step of the way, making it very easy for me to set up and manage my business’ online presence.”

“Office 365 is transformational for small businesses because it allows them to easily access the same powerful tools that large companies use at an affordable price” said Meetul Patel, General Manager, SMS&P, Microsoft India. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with GoDaddy to raise awareness of the value of being online, and to make it easier for small businesses to secure its benefits.”

As the world’s largest web domain registrar, GoDaddy is empowering small businesses with solutions they need – including domains, web sites, and business productivity tools, now including Microsoft Office 365 – to successfully create and grow their presence online.

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