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Google & Jimdo Get Mexican Businesses Online
Jan 19, 2012 (05:01 PM EST)
Jimdo brings world's easiest website builder to Mexican small businesses
MEXICO CITY and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jimdo & Google today launched http://www.conectatunegocio.com.mx (Connect Your Business) in partnership with major Mexican economic and educational institutions. Their aim: get small businesses in Mexico on the web.
The initiative helps Mexican businesses build effective Internet presences. At the launch ceremony in Mexico City, Miguel Maron Undersecretary of Economy said, "Mexico has 4.3 million SMBs, 99.8% of all economic units in the country. SMBs provide 7 out of 10 jobs; that's why it's necessary to strengthen their development."
Jimdo is offering a free year of JimdoPro, including a domain name, email account, customizable professional templates, Jimdo's award-winning website building tool, and premium Spanish-language technical support. Jimdo's intuitive interface enables entrepreneurs to create websites and online stores without having to code. Business owners can update their sites online from any computer; all changes are in real time.
Conecta tu Negocio is Jimdo and Google's second partnership to make websites available to small businesses. Last September, Jimdo, Google, and industry leaders in Japan established minbiz.jp, jump-starting the online presence of thousands of Japanese businesses.
Christian Springub, one of Jimdo's three founders, looks forward to seeing more of Mexico's businesses online. "Having a website is indispensable for all companies, big and small, and it needn't be difficult or expensive. With Jimdo, Mexican entrepreneurs gain a critical tool for business: their own website." The project partners expect 50,000 businesses to build websites in the first year.