Winweb offers all small business owners a low price guarantee on it’s OnlineOffice product, resulting in savings of over 75% on essential small business IT spend. In real numbers this means a saving of over $1,100 for US small businesses and over £680 for UK small businesses.
At a time when small businesses are struggling to survive and in the spirit of the early internet, WinWeb pushes once again the boundaries of what can be achieved by using online technology in terms of cost-effectiveness and real savings for small business.
Stefan Töpfer, Founder CEO of WinWeb reminds people: ‘ In the early years of the Internet everything on the web was supposed to be free. We for once have not abandoned this mentality by offering software and services to small business, at a fraction of the cost other commercial providers offer their small business software at. We still believe that much can be done to reduce cost in the future even more, and we are on the way to achieving this goal.’
WinWeb’s aim is to drive the price for small business applications further down, while adding new software modules and services to it’s OnlineOffice product at the same time. This will increase pressure on other online software vendors to follow suite.
These savings have been achieved by focusing on a narrow customer profile of 1 to 10 person companies, working from home or a small office or workshop. Many of WinWeb’s customers start as an ‘On The Side’ business, to supplement their income or build up an alternative income should they lose their current employment. While the majority of customers are in the 1 to 3 person business bracket, and have no intention to grow their core business, more and more start building virtual companies, by networking and collaborating online with other small businesses, to tackle bigger projects together.
The home business market has grown last year by around 16% and is set to increase during 2009 again. ‘We are here to support this trend of low-overheads and minimal start-up cost entrepreneurs’, says Töpfer, ‘These businesses are the life-blood of our economy for the future. Many businesses started during the last big economic downturn are doing very nicely today. We have learnt from this trend.’