Based on the Department of Trade and Industry’s Business Name Registration (BNR) Division, at the height of the pandemic, the total registrations reached 916,163, with 91% considered new while the rest were renewals. The figures are 44% higher than the total registration in 2019 at 637,567.
Many of these entrepreneurs also turned to digital channels and used digital tools to jumpstart or expand their businesses given the mobility limitations imposed during lockdowns.
Internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy offers businesses a variety of tools that would enable them to either transform or jumpstart their digital journey.
“By offering online tools and solutions in one easy-to-navigate platform, GoDaddy is the one-stop shop for new and current entrepreneurs who are looking to enhance their digital presence and make their business stand out to their target audiences,” said Norman Barrientos, director of Marketing for Southeast Asia, GoDaddy.
A domain name for a business website that’s unique, memorable, and catchy, can help build increased trust among discerning buyers, and could even attract virtual walk-in business. Buying a domain name is made easy with service providers like GoDaddy, which offer guidance to help walk entrepreneurs through the process of choosing the right domain name which tells your audience, at a glance, about your business or what you offer. There are even region-specific domain extensions such as “.ph” or “.asia,” to help show interested customers your location, or sector specific domain name extensions like “.design” “.photography”, and “.club”.
From defining the look of the digital storefront to securely accepting over 40 different payment methods, including major credit cards and PayPal, online store builders like the GoDaddy E-Store help businesses create the ultimate new-normal digital shopping experience. Functions also include auto-optimizing the site to help improve its searchability on Google, integrated Google Shopping Feeds, social media marketing, and integration tools, and even promoting discount coupons.
An impactful (and uniform) look helps to further build a brand, as well as retain an increasingly visual audience. No matter the design skills, compelling content is within reach and can be easily done with a content creation tool like GoDaddy Studio. Get started for free with hundreds of templates for you to customize with a few clicks to create beautiful and professional-looking images for your website, social posts, and advertising.