JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com, a leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced its participation in this year's Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local, independently owned small businesses.
"Web.com is committed to helping small businesses grow and succeed online," said David Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Web.com. "Our mission is to help small businesses build a strong online presence so they can easily attract, engage and retain new customers to grow their business. The fact that we're already helping small businesses get in front of their local customers by giving them visibility in their communities aligns very nicely with the purpose of Small Business Saturday. Web.com is proud to support this initiative."
American Express, founding partner of Small Business Saturday, is preparing for the third annual initiative. In 2011, millions of consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.1
Web.com continuously recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses across the country, the jobs they help create and the culture they instill in local communities. According to the Small Business Association, small businesses nationwide have accounted for 65 percent of net new jobs created over the past 17 years and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
Getting Involved in Small Business Saturday
American Express has created a variety of ways to help raise awareness about the importance of supporting small businesses and motivate consumers to Shop Small®. Small business owners and their supporters can visit ShopSmall.com to take advantage of some of these tools, including:
- Free online advertising for qualifying small business owners2
- Social media tools to help local businesses spread the word about Small Business Saturday
- Personalized point-of-purchase materials for small business owners to show their involvement in the program
- Searchable map where consumers can search for American Express Card accepting small businesses near them
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) is a leading provider of online marketing for small businesses. Web.com meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle by offering a full range of online services and support, including domain name registration services, website design, logo design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and local sales leads, email marketing, general contractor leads, franchise and homeowner association websites, shopping cart software, eCommerce website design and call center services. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.web.com.
About American Express OPEN®
American Express OPEN is the leading payment card issuer for small businesses in the United States and supports business owners with products and services to help them run and grow their businesses. This includes business charge and credit cards that deliver purchasing power, flexibility, rewards, savings on business services from an expanded lineup of partners and online tools and services designed to help improve profitability. Learn more at OPEN.com and connect with us at openforum.com, facebook.com/Open, smallbusinesssaturday.com, twitter.com/OPENForum, twitter.com/shopsmall and linkedin.com/company/american_express_open. American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.
About Small Business Saturday
November 24th marks the third annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners' most pressing need: more customers. More than 2.7 million Facebook users, 230 public and private organizations, 75 corporations and elected officials in all 50 states and Washington D.C. declared their support for Small Business Saturday last year. More than 500,000 small business owners leveraged an online tool or promotional materials for Small Business Saturday, 15,000 businesses signed up for free Facebook advertising to promote their products and services in the run up to Small Business Saturday. American Express is the founding partner of Small Business Saturday.
1 Based on 2011 Small Business Saturday consumer survey, by Echo Research, commissioned by American Express.
2 Eligibility restrictions apply. Ads are available while supplies of inventory last. See Terms and Conditions, available at ShopSmall.com/business-advertising, for complete details.
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CONTACT: Susan Datz Edelman Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW) Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications (904) 680-6909 firstname.lastname@example.org