This blogpost has been written specifically for participants attending the upcoming GIBO workshop to be delivered on behalf of LEO Tipperary. On the day, participants will be shown how to create a FREE website for their business using Blacknight’s Website Builder – an easy to use content management system created for the Getting Irish Business Online Programme. This particular post… Read More »Video instructions to secure website url with GIBO
Getting Irish Business Online
This blogpost will outline how to add (embed) a slideshow of images or photos stored in your Picasa Web album to your website. The post will detail how I added a slideshow to this post in WordPress and also the steps followed to add the same slideshow to a sample website that I created as part of the Getting Irish Business Online (GIBO) initiative using the Blacknight Solutions Content Management System which is known as the Blacknight Sitebuilder. BTW, similar principles and general instructions apply when embedding other media such as YouTube, interactive Google Maps and Slideshare presentations. Read More »How to add photo or image slideshow to your GIBO website?
I am often asked how much does it cost after the first year to keep a website set up as part of the Getting Irish Business Online initiative – I have delivered almost 30 workshops for the Enterprise Boards in Clare, Limerick City and North Tipperary. Today I renewed my ‘example site’ and it cost me a total of €32.89… Read More »How much does GIBO cost after the first year?
This post will detail how to use the Blacknight Sitebuilder tool to sell your products on your website created as part of the Getting Irish Business Online initiative. Payment is accepted using your Paypal Business account. I see the Getting Irish Business Online initiative as a great way to get your first website for your business up and running. It facilitates a business to sell up to 20 products online. As such it is a great way to dip your toe into online selling without major expense. The starting point as always is to log into the Blacknight Control PanelRead More »How to sell your products on your Getting Irish Business Online website?
Reviewed July 2013
As regular readers know, I am a trainer on the Getting Irish Business Online initiative. This offers the opportunity for sole traders and SMEs who don’t have a website to build and publish a website at no cost for the first year. As you build a website you need to take cognisance of Search Engine Optimisation. During our training workshops we do not have too much time to discuss SEO. When I deliver the programme I quickly discuss four slides to introduce the topic and explain how you can add content to your site and be mindful of SEO. A follow up course on SEO and Google Adwords is being considered. This blogpost will provide my views on this topic and hopefully will stimulate some discussion.
Getting Irish Business Online is a partnership between Google, Blacknight Internet Solutions, An Post and the County & City Enterprise Boards aimed at the 40% of Irish SMEs including sole traders that do not have a website or an online presence. A few weeks ago, I was delighted to be asked by Limerick City Enterprise Board to be a trainer for this programme. I was also asked to deliver the training in County Clare and North Tipperary. This blogpost is for anyone now thinking about signing up for a free website and the training which is aimed at helping small businesses to set up and manage a site that works for them. Click here for details of how to book to attend.
This is a cool one minute video that summarises how to get a Website from Getting Business Online.