Support a Local Small Business with GoDaddy’s No WebSitis Contest!

Support a Local Small Business with GoDaddy's No WebSitis Contest!

source: John Loo

As a business owner myself, I love to support women-owned businesses locally and around the world — by buying handmade jewelry from artisans like Lisa Leonard and 31 Bits rather than factory-made accessories, choosing local businesses over big box stores and so on.

According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, the number of women-owned business in the United States is growing at 1.5 times the national average and have added an estimated 175,000 jobs to the economy since 2007.

With blogging friends who are providing income for 3-5 employees and contractors each, I can believe those numbers and that women who pursue their own passions and start a business really are making a difference in the economy!

A local company I love to support is Naturally Yours, a small health store that opened in Winchester a few years ago, perfectly timed with the start of my own natural and green living journey. Because it’s convenient and the owners — a mother-daughter duo — are extremely friendly and helpful, it’s always been my go-to for herbs, supplements, hard to find ingredients and natural bath care products.

They don’t currently have a website, and I can’t help but think that it would be easier for locals to learn more about the store, see samples of their product offerings and get to know the owners if they did!

During GoDaddy’s No WebSitis Contest, nominate your favorite small business to win a free website between now and June 24th. Then, vote for your favorite between 6/25-7/15, and the ten companies that stand out the most will each win a 1-year .COM, .NET or .ORG domain registration and a 1-year Premium Website Builder plan, plus special assistance building their site. Plus you could win a $50 Visa gift card for nominating the winner!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Go Daddy. The opinions and text are all mine.