This is officially our first “press release” – ever. Since we launched back in 2017, I do not remember writing any press release about Centis, what we do, why we do it (and who the f$%ck should care).
This time, though, things not only changed but went from 60 to 150 in just a matter of days.
If you are a Karate Kid fan, you will know the above scene already (and the subsequent scene where Daniel kicks a few Ice Hockey athletes (If I am not mistaken, it was ice hockey).
I totally agree with Mr Miyagi – when facing a life-threatening situation, the best line of defence is “no be there”.
So while I was sitting on my porch sipping whiskey and throwing corks to a barrel to pass the time (of course I didn’t. I was busting my a#$%^s off working) I had a realisation.
You should Be There.
The small business owners, the startups, the professionals – they all have to be there. In from of their customers. Have a presence. Be there ( said that already).
According to several sources, including Statista and the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 64% of small businesses have a website. At least in the USA, where everything is monitored closely, people are quitting their jobs and starting new businesses at an alarming rate.
In 2020 alone more businesses were started than in the last 3 prior years combined.
What’s more, because of the gig economy more than one-third of Americans received a benefit last year or basically income outside normal wages.
That’s 3 times the number in the ’80s when just 11% of people owned businesses.
Think about it, every Uber driver is a business owner, every Airbnb host is a business owner, every barber, hairdresser, massage therapist and freelance web designer is a business owner.
In other words, at 36% more than 1 out of 3 people in America are now business owners.
New industries are being created overnight, out of thin air almost on a daily basis and most of these new business owners are inexperienced and have NO website, no web presence.
So Centis was redesigned from the ground up to be able to support the people that need to show their skills online.
They need to #bethere. You need to be there.
Contrary to Mr Myiagi famous quote, you need to be there for people to find you.
Going forward all our content will have the #bethere hashtag, which we own, and should you need to use it you will need to pay us royalties.
But, if you are providing services or thinking of starting a business and do not have a website – for example you are on these people (just a sample):
- A lawyer (seriously now?)
- A real estate agent
- A plumber
- A yoga instructor
- Someone who just lost his job at HSBC and is looking to offer financial auditing to businesses
- A woman who quit her job because she was pregnant and now is using her skill in photography
you could greatly be benefitted from having a world-class, professional website created just for you, with lead capture forms to get people’s info, a done-for-you monthly newsletter, Lite CRM and Google analytics – all for just €129/mo.
If this hasn’t persuaded you then your best bet is to sign up for our monthly newsletter (hey, check the footer! ):-)