The Internet is about to change. Small and micro-businesses are about to get a seat at the table for the first time in over 100 years. Do you want to be a part of it?
We're at the beginning of something very exciting. Perhaps even game-changing. Or if you'll excuse the tired cliché, "paradigm shifting." And we'd like for small businesspersons and entrepreneurs across America to be a part of it.
Small businesses with fewer than 25 employees, sometimes referred to as SOHO (small office/home office) businesses or micro-businesses, too often get drowned out by larger and better-funded companies with bigger marketing budgets. If you're a two-person operation launching out of your garage, how can you compete?
Ugly Dog Media, a PR and marketing firm located in South Bend, Indiana, is a start-up that's just about a year and a half old. Already, we've had great successes in delivering both traditional and new media support to our clients across the world. We're also leading the charge on two fronts: Crowdfunding, and small business exposure through an exciting new Internet presence called Bizipede.com.
If it's a business, it needs to be on Bizipede.
Bizipede.com will let a small business owner create a complete listing, similar to a Wikipedia page, including detailed information about the company, its history, its offerings, and with links to the company's main site and social media outlets. The listings go far beyond that of a simple directory, and offers major advantages over other "directory" sites that either restrict visitors to paid subscribers only, give you a "free" listing that is unsearchable from the main site, allows people outside of your business to edit your content, or just don't offer enough space for you to really communicate your value or is cluttered with "scraped" or outdated information from other sites. For a more complete description of the Bizipede.com value, please visit our early beta web site.
Destined to be one of the top sites on the Internet, a listing on Bizipede will give your company a much-needed lift, an impressive link back to your site, and of course, the media attention you need to make your business thrive.
Does your small business, dotcom, or start-up need exposure?
Of course, it does. But most start-ups don't have the budget for a full-on media campaign. Here's where Bizipede.com comes in, and how you can help us get it off the ground and help your own company get some much-needed attention and online traffic in the process.
How do you get online exposure, without spending a lot of money? Usually, the first thing you try is putting up a web site and a blog, but without some additional marketing, nobody will know that your new site exists. The Internet is a big place, after all, and it's easy to get lost. What we've found is that a lot of small business clients get the idea of creating a Wikipedia page for themselves, but quickly discover that doing so will be a monumental waste of time. It will either be edited beyond recognition, or taken down by a member of the community for either being irrelevant or for being too "promotional." Bizipede solves that problem with a viable and workable site that will get you the attention your company needs, on your terms.
You can also count on your comprehensive business page getting traffic. We actively include search engine optimization, and drive traffic not only to Bizipede.com, but to your company's page specifically, through contextually-related, informative articles written by industry professionals.
What do we need, and what do you get out of it for helping?
Launching an Internet business is far less expensive than it used to be during the dotcom boom of the '90s, because of innovations like cloud computing and easier development platforms. Fifteen years ago, it would have cost at least a million dollars to get Bizipede.com off the ground; today, we can do it for an initial round of $25,000. Bizipede's business model is to provide three levels of listings: A free page, which is fully searchable and offers everything the paid page does but will be accompanied by an advertisement; a paid page, which is ad-free; and a paid page which is both ad-free and written by our in-house team of experienced marketers.
Help us get it off the ground now, and you can get in on the ground floor of this incredible site. A $50 contribution will give you the privilege of being first to the party with a free listing on our beta site before we open it up to the public. $100 will give you an ad-free listing; and $500 will give you an ad-free listing that is custom-written by our professional in-house team. All contributors will also be given first crack at a later equity-based initial crowd offering (ICO).
Do you want to be on Bizipede?
Yes, you do! Within one year, our goal is for Bizipede.com to be among the top 100 sites on the Internet. Every business in America will want to be featured prominently, and a listing on Bizipede will be one of the essentials for any business that's just getting started.
Help us make Internet history and join us today.