local companies urged to build apps, websites & utilise social media in COVID-19 era. Businesses located in BVI can get it all for free.
Addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19 on businesses around the world, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie has called on local businesses in the British Virgin Islands to start making moves to take advantage of technology and overcome shortfalls while boosting trade.
"We have to look at the technology that is available, and how we can do that to more effectively run our businesses. Are we making the full use of the social media platforms?" the Premier asked in a June 5, 2020, statement of the Government's economic stimulus plan.
The Premier said business operators need to be looking at their supply chains, in-bound logistics and the out-bound logistics while focusing on new marketing strategies, new approaches to customer service and service delivery.
"For one thing, there is a lot of potential for building websites and mobile apps; digitising aspects of your business and getting it online."
An online presence is a gateway - Premier Fahie
According to the Leader of Government Business, depending on the nature of the products or services a business offers, an online presence is also a gateway to take businesses to an international market.
"I believe that out of every storm there are opportunities. We have to focus and find the silver lining in this dark cloud. We cannot just throw our hands up in the air and abandon hope."
The Premier said COVID-19 is a wake-up call for the Territory to push itself and create the new VI that generations will benefit from.
Covid-19 online stimulus pack: free for business located in BVI
as a donation from Silicon Valley companies, every new or existing business that is located in BVI (not offshore companies, only for local businesses) can get 100% free mobile and PC friendly website, online services with payment gateway to sell products and services online (commission to credit cards companies apply), free secure SSL for the website, free advanced and super secure virtual offices system I cloud private cloud, domain email addresses, projects and tasks management and legal/accounting online forms and charges.
To get it any Brits (BVI too) may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details your business, your domain name if have, your email, WhatsApp and phone number.