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GoDaddy & Microsoft Brings Unbeatable Offer for Indian SMEs

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Indian SMEs are different, they want to get addressed differently. They have different needs and different business environment. Price Points are often becomes pain points with Indian SMEs to be price MSMEs (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises). In such market dynamics, this segment in India want best possible pricing and most comprehensive offering to be designed for them. GoDaddy along with Microsoft have introduced a magical package, which is appropriately designed for Indian small businesses.

GoDaddy and Microsoft introduced ‘Get Online Today’ program, to help SMEs and entrepreneurs, get on the web easily and affordably. Launched at a monthly subscription cost of Rupees 99, the offer is designed to cater to the business and communication needs of SMEs. The offered package will ensure businesses to achieve the best out from their online presence and become dynamically discoverable on the web, while keeping the identity secured and enabling collaboration online.

The package will include the following take aways:

  • A custom domain name
  • A subscription to Website Builder from GoDaddy, including hosting for the business’ website on their custom domain name
  • Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy, connecting professional email, contacts and calendar to their custom domain name
  • 24/7 Phone Support from GoDaddy

Rajiv Sodhi, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy India says, “We are excited towards the Indian SME market. We understand the unique pain points of this segment and we would like to address them through ‘Get Only Today’ program. With this program, we will ensure that customers will be up and running with their web presence in 30 minutes. We are pleased to partner with Microsoft to offer a solution that enables them to get online easily and affordably. It is our aim to equip small business owners with the right tools and solutions to establish an online presence, helping them reach more customers globally and operate 24/7.”

A Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study commissioned by Microsoft has found that there is a strong correlation between IT adoption and revenues SMBs generate. IT adoption opens up more opportunities than ever for SMBs and as per the report, IT-enabled SMBs in India identified as “technology leaders”, grew revenues 20 percentage points faster as compared to SMBs that use less technology. Moreover, consumers and businesses are increasingly using the Internet to search for products and services, making it appropriate for businesses of all sizes to be present online and secure their spot. In an endeavor to empower businesses across the country with technology, GoDaddy has worked with Microsoft and designed the Get Online Today offer. It will enable small businesses to easily create a complete Web presence with services including:

The combination of online applications and always-on customer support, gives small business owners what they need to start, maintain, and grow their online presence.

“It is a challenge for small businesses to get off the ground in India. With ‘Get Online Today’, we believe that starting a business online provides the easiest and the most cost effective solution for any small business owner. with this kind of program in place, any startup will find it very easy to get online presence. Through this program we aim to contribute our best effort in ensuring better experience to the entrepreneur while starting the business.” said Mr Sodhi.

While informing about Microsoft’s perspective towards this program, Meetul Patel, General Manager, SMS&P, Microsoft India said, “Office 365 is transformation for small businesses because it allows them to easily access the same powerful tools that large companies use at an affordable price. We look forward to continuing our partnership with GoDaddy to raise awareness of the value of being online, and to make it easier for small businesses to secure its benefits.”

Mr Patel also shared Microsoft’s commitment towards Indian SMEs. He said, “We are strongly committed towards this sector. We would like our feature rich and user friendly product portfolio to be used by small businesses. We know that role of technologies in business are becoming extremely critical. Hence, ‘Get Online Today’ will ensure best in class technology penetration at an affordable cost to the Indian small business entrepreneurs.”

In addition to accessing the complete Get Online package, customers will also have access to GoDaddy’s 24/7 customer care to answer any questions or support they may need during set up and use.

As the world’s largest web domain registrar, GoDaddy is empowering small businesses with solutions they need – including domains, web sites, and business productivity tools, now including Microsoft Office 365 – to successfully create and grow their presence online.

SMEStreet Desk

SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs.

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