Small business owners Teneia Sanders-Eichelberger and Benjamin Eichelberger are the wife-and-husband co-founders of the soul/rock music duo, Heart Society.
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
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!
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.
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.
Follow these steps to avoid costly mistakes and make sure you’re getting the perfect domain name for your business.
Ready to get online? Check out this lineup of resources to help get your small business off the ground and onto the web.
Get to know GoDaddy GoCentral, a new website builder that makes it easy to create a mobile-, marketing- and SEO-friendly business website fast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.