Internet usage by small businesses on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast City Council estimates that there are 54,089 businesses on the Gold Coast (Gold Coast City Council Office of the CEO, June 2008). Both the Gold Coast City Council and Commerce Queensland agreed that the vast majority of these are small businesses.

As 49% of Australian small businesses do not have websites (2007 Sensis e-Business Report), this equates to 26,503 businesses on the Gold Coast without a website, although our anecdotal research of the web suggests that whilst Internet usage and awareness is growing, even fewer Gold Coast companies actually have an Internet presence, compared to the Australian average. These figures do not take into account new businesses starting up on the Gold Coast, sole traders (of which there are more than 100,000) and possible multiple websites per business.

Gold Coast Internet Design

There is a large number of Gold Coast and Brisbane based companies providing web design and development but most do not offer marketing advice and copywriting as part of their standard service. Most do not offer some basic search engine optimisation as part of their service. Most do not consider your broader marketing campaigns.

Blue Platypus is run by business people, not tech-heads – one is a marketer and one is a specialist in both web marketing and communications, and information technology. Blue Platypus websites are designed to complement your marketing strategy.

Our website design services suits Brisbane and Gold Coast small businesses looking for e-commerce websites, custom website design options and cheap website packages to suit start-ups. We can supply domain name registration and affordable, good quality hosting as well.

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