Win a free Web shop for a year with Virgin

Computer Weekly has teamed up with Virgin to offer one small business a year's online presence free.

Computer Weekly has teamed up with Virgin to offer one small business a year's online presence free.

For UK E-Business Month Virginbiz.net, which specialises in Web shop creation for SMEs, will choose three small firms and take them through its 45-day free trial scheme. And the one that we judge to be the most Web-savvy will get a year's free hosting.

Small businesses make up 98% of all companies in the UK yet estimates show that only 3% currently have an online presence.

By putting your business online you will get increased geographic reach, reduced HR and administration costs, increased revenues and more. But many small firms are fearful of the costs involved, lack of technical know-how and lack of jargon free advice.

Virginbiz.net's Get Going package offers:

  • A domain name worth £100

  • An instant single-page Web site, giving you an immediate Web presence

  • Access to the Virginbiz.net Sitebuilder tools

  • Unlimited Internet access and 50 e-mail addresses

  • Expert technical advice

  • Search engine submission

  • Business advice, tools and resources.

    After six weeks we will judge which of the three firms best meet the following criteria:

  • Business objective for setting up a Web site

  • Original concept

  • Functionality

  • Quality of content

  • Aesthetics - look and feel

  • Speed of creating site

  • Potential for developing the site

  • User friendliness.

    The winner will receive a free standard Web site or Web shop for one year through Virginbiz.net.

    To apply e-mail [email protected] and put VirginBiz in the subject line.

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