UENI, a technology start-up and champion of small businesses, is partnering with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to help independent businesses move online and compete for today’s customer.

Helping local businesses be discoverable online

Most small and independent businesses in the services sector are poorly represented online, or are not online at all, making them invisible to new customers. Even though 4 out of 5 customers research online before making a local purchase, business owners lack the time, resources, or technical know-how to build a meaningful online presence. And as a result, local businesses are left without a reliable way to compete with corporate chains and franchises.

In Greater Manchester, we have found that 77% of the 59,000 businesses with 0-5 employees do not have a website.

UENI is giving Greater Manchester businesses a free website

To help address this, UENI has teamed up with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to build fast and responsive websites for small and independent businesses at no cost to the business. These are different from DIY website builders, as UENI determines what information belongs on the website so that it appeals to customers and ranks well on search engines.

These high quality websites are mobile friendly, link to social channels, and most importantly, are verified on Google My Business to boost search engine rankings. As a Google Partner, UENI lists businesses on Google Maps and creates reliable Google Search profiles. By design, these websites rank on the first page of Google, making them highly visible to customers.

Through advanced automation, UENI has already built websites for more than 3 million businesses across Europe — just type in the name of your business at ueni.com and yours could already be listed. 

UENI’s brand ambassadors are currently visiting small businesses in the Greater Manchester area, and are equipped to show you your business website.

UENI’s all-in-one subscription also includes 360° virtual storefront videos, a Facebook Business page, expertly selected directory listings, personalised tips and professional consultation, plus a whole lot more, all for a fraction of the cost of hiring a web agency.

At UENI, we build it all for our customers, and provide regular tech updates and add new features at no cost and no effort to the business owner. UENI is constantly improving its service and products to keep pace with the ever-evolving world wide web.

For more information about your free website, check out manchester.ueni.co.uk or email business@ueni.com.