San Diego, CA – The San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Network reached a cooperative enterprise with SmallBizRocket, a joint initiative developed between Jimdo, and the California SBDCs.

As part of a new partnership, SBDC clients can receive a full free year of JimdoPro including domain name, email, e-commerce and an extensive array of customizable templates as well as access to Jimdo’s full customer service support team. At the 2012 GrowBiz Conference & Awards Luncheon, attendees were the first to hear about and take advantage of this great announcement.

Regional Director Debbie Trujillo said the SBDC understands how important it is for small businesses to have an operational and updated website.

“Our partnership with Jimdo will offer you that opportunity, and better yet at no cost,”said Trujillo. “Whether you have running website that needs updating, or this will be your first website, we at the SBDC will help you move forward with the right tools and resources to help you succeed in your endeavors.”

Since 2007, Jimdo’s award-winning website building tool facilitates any business to successfully create a website that reflects the ideologies of products and services offered.

Small businesses comprise 95 percent of all businesses in San Diego County and it is estimated that despite the tremendous growth of the Internet that 62 percent of small businesses still do not have a website to advertise their products and services.

No matter what stage your business is at, from start-up to medium sized, the San Diego and Imperial SBDC can help your business succeed with this new tool and its many other services.

Get On-board with Free Website Services Offered to Local Businesses

 Call the SBDC at (619) 482-6391 and schedule a session an SBDC marketing professional or register for the several social media and website workshops presently being offered. Learn how to build or update your business website, the message that your website should have and how to integrate social media and email into your online strategy.

About the San Diego and Imperial SBDC Network

The mission of San Diego & Imperial SBDC Regional Network is to provide superior business consulting and education that results in entrepreneurial success and economic growth and prosperity for California.

Over the last five years the Network has assisted more than 12,000 businesses. Under the guidance of professional advisers, clients have generated more than $41 million in capital infusion in the local economy.

The SBDC offers guidance on how to reduce the cost of operations, increase sales and market share, financing, money management, exporting internationally, online marketing, patent and technology commercialization, and market research. Consulting is complimentary to businesses that are ready to grow and is available in a private setting at one of four full-service centers and six outreach locations.