WordPress.com Teams Up with Rebrand Cities to Bring Local Businesses Online

Cities are collections of neighborhoods — and neighborhoods are powered by small enterprise. From espresso store homeowners to health instructors, therapists to thrift shops, it’s the individuals we see within the storefronts subsequent door who construct and reinforce the distinctive character of our cities.

At WordPress.com, we wish to help native companies as they develop their very own communities (and their income!) on the open net. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Rebrand Cities, a mission based by Hajj Flemings to convey small companies on-line, in pursuit of an audacious aim: 10,000 new web sites for 10,000 small companies and to inform their tales.

Eighty-one p.c of individuals analysis a enterprise on-line earlier than making a purchase order — however of the 28 million small companies that drive the American economic system, 46 p.c nonetheless function and not using a web site. We wish to change that.

Rebrand Cities, a nationwide civic design and model mission, is a multi-disciplinary collaboration with residents, group stakeholders, and native governments to strengthen the material — each concrete and digital — of our cities. We’re beginning with Detroit, Miami, Newark, and Philadelphia.

Our collaboration kicked off in Detroit, the place we hosted a hackathon to work with native entrepreneurs. You’ll be able to see the outcomes of that collaboration right here:

We’ll be saying extra cities quickly. For extra data on how your enterprise can take part, go to Rebrand.city.

Upcoming Metropolis Data Periods and Exploratory Occasions

  • Detroit, MI: July 12, 2017
  • Newark, NJ: July 14, 2017
  • Portland, OR: July 17- 20, 2017
  • Philadelphia, PA: July 25, 2017

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