Posted: Tue 23rd Oct 2018
GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced a partnership with Enterprise Nation to offer GoDaddy UK customers the opportunity to connect with Enterprise Nation small business members, to help grow their digital business.
The partnership gives GoDaddy UK customers full access to the Enterprise Nation small business network membership for the first year, which enables connections with fellow business owners, access to ongoing support with trusted advisers, meet-ups and events, plus discounts on business essentials.
According to the government's recently-released Longitudinal Survey, which studied the performance of the smallest British firms, the number of companies looking for business advice increased in 2017. Almost a third, (29 per cent) of firms with no employees took advice in 2017, and 16 per cent of those with employees sought advice, both showing an increase from 2016.
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: "It's clear there's a growing appetite for advice amongst the small business community.
"Not only do they want to find ways to increase profits and productivity, they also need help shoring themselves against any potential Brexit risk, making sure they are complying with new responsibilities such as auto enrollment, and looking to technology for solutions.
"We're delighted to be able to help GoDaddy's customers access our enhanced advice package which will give them resources to help take their business to the next level."
Earlier this year, Enterprise Nation announced its new £2m tech-enabled platform that will dramatically increase the group's reach and resources to deliver accessible advice, support and acceleration on demand to the UK's small business community.
According to Enterprise Nation's own research, more than half of firms that take advice see a significant increase in profits, with more than a quarter putting the direct uplift in turnover between £6,000 and £20,000.
Another 27 per cent said advice had added between £1,000 and £5,000 in turnover, with 75 per cent saying it had been 'very useful'.
Of those that had never taken advice, 82 per cent said it was because they were worried about the cost, and 36 per cent said they didn't know where to go. Another nine per cent said they just didn't feel they had the time to spare.
Stefano Maruzzi, Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa at GoDaddy, said: "GoDaddy supports entrepreneurs, business owners, and side hustlers in choosing their domain name, creating their website, and managing their online presence to help them grow their ventures.
"GoDaddy is excited to be partnering with Enterprise Nation, an organization that aligns with our values and our passion for helping independent ventures turn their ideas into success. We look forward to expanding the program based on customer interest."