National Small Business Week

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April 29 – May 5 2018

Every year we come together to celebrate National Small Business Week, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The national event recognizes the essential contributions to America’s small business owners and entrepreneurs — the dreamers and do-ers who weave the fabric of our country’s economy.

Small businesses create about two-thirds of all new jobs in the United States. And the people who start and grow those businesses drive innovation, foster healthy competition, and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

We love celebrating entrepreneurs by telling their stories, sharing their insights with other small business owners, and offering them resources and tools to start and grow their ventures.

We’re proud to share the stories of small business owners across myriad industries and around the world, during National Small Business Week … and every week.



Resources for small business owners

At GoDaddy, we’re committed to providing go-getters with the tools they need to name their ideas, build professional websites, attract new customers, and manage their independent ventures affordably. With those goals in mind, here are a few of our favorite small business resources to show our support for National Small Business Week.

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Free guides to help your small business thrive online

How to start a website from A to Z

This step-by-step guide for starting a website walks you through building a website — from planning it to making it live on the web. Learn about different DIY website building options, WordPress, hiring a web designer, creating content, optimizing for search, selling on your website and more.

Take your small business online

This easy-to-follow guide walks you through the basics of getting your small business on the web— from selecting the right domain name to weighing your website building options to using web analytics to measure the success of your online efforts. The free eBook includes practical worksheets to help you plan and execute your online strategy.

The Significant Seven

Check out our free guide, The Significant Seven: 7 online tools to rustle up business, to learn how to use a custom domain, professional email, mobile-friendly website, search-friendly web content, accurate online business listings, effective email marketing, and active social media to compete in today’s digital business landscape.

Small business success stories

A few of our favorite articles for entrepreneurs

National Small Business Week Whats Your Brand Personality Quiz

What’s your brand personality?

Determining your brand personality is a key step in establishing your business and creating relationships with customers. If you’re looking to define your brand personality, we’ve got just the quiz for you!

National Small Business Week Online Side Hustle

Get ready to hustle

Looking to start an online side hustle? Get tips for picking the right kind of venture, and then tick items off a handy checklist for taking your side hustle to the web.

National Small Business Week Checklist How To Start A Business

Checklist: How to start a business

As you move through your “how to start a business” to-do list, use our checklist to keep it manageable and put your startup in the best possible position.

National Small Business Week Choosing Perfect Domain Name

10 tips for choosing the perfect domain name

Follow these steps to avoid costly mistakes and make sure you’re getting the perfect domain name for your business.

National Small Business Week Ready To Get Online

Ready to get online? Let’s go!

Ready to get online? Check out this lineup of resources to help get your small business off the ground and onto the web.

National Small Business Week Meet GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder

Introducing GoDaddy GoCentral

Get to know GoDaddy GoCentral, a new website builder that makes it easy to create a mobile-, marketing- and SEO-friendly business website fast.

National Small Business Week Find Customers

How to find customers

From creating customer personas to understanding the customer lifecycle, learn the basics of attracting customers when you’re just getting started and don’t have a big (or any) marketing budget.

National Small Business Week Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping in the modern age

If you’re on a tiny budget when starting a business, bootstrapping is one of the most effective means of growing your startup — armed with a little capital and a lot of initiative. Here’s what you need to know.

National Small Business Week Grow WordPress Blog

How to start a WordPress blog

This guide compiles the collective knowledge of experts whose insights into the blogosphere can help you develop a WordPress blog that works overtime for your business or personal brand.

National Small Business Week Local Customers

Drum up local business

If you sell to local customers, there are a few easy ways to get more work. These five strategies can help your business attract more customers in your geographic area.

National Small Business Week Sell Stuff Online

How to sell stuff online

In this comprehensive guide for eCommerce success, we’ll touch on everything you need to know to sell stuff online — from the tools you’ll need to get started to measuring success.

National Small Business Week World Backup Day Servers

We’ve got your backup

A cyberattack can stop your business in its tracks. Find out how a website backup can save your bacon, and get five strategies for protecting your website 24/7/365.

GoDaddy tools for small business owners

National Small Business Week GoDaddy Domains

GoDaddy Domains

From .com to .xyz, find the perfect domain name.

National Small Business Week GoDaddy GoCentral

GoDaddy GoCentral

Build a better website in less than an hour.

National Small Business Week GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress Hosting

You create an amazing website. We’ll do the rest.

National Small Business Week GoDaddy SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates

Want customers to come back? Protect them.

National Small Business Week GoDaddy Email Marketing

GoDaddy Email Marketing

Email your customers before your first cup of coffee.

Professional Email

Professional Email from GoDaddy

Look professional with email that matches your domain.