18th June 2020

Bricks & Clicks: Free Business Recovery Webinars

Irish-based domain name and registrar – Blacknight – mindful that many businesses have changed their business model during COVID-19 lockdown will deliver a series of timely webinars to help businesses get to grips with and to maximise their online presence. 

The New Business is Blended

Businesses have adapted and online business has a new importance: click & collect; social media engagement; online payment and ordering systems. Not just shops, but clubs, societies and even churches have turned to technology to keep in touch with their communities, to advise on opening hours, explain new rules, and provide services. The new business is blended: online and onsite; clicks and bricks.

The series of webinars delivered by Blacknight will address a number of key technology issues  and challenges. 

Blacknight has seen firsthand the move to online and they are aware that many of those businesses migrated to a virtual space are doing so to  keep their business alive, but they find themselves in unfamiliar territory.

Tech Tools for the New Normal
Blacknight have  responded by introducing new products designed to make the transition to online easier. ‘Build-My-Website’ comes with a free consultation and a commitment to build a simple three-page site to get a business up and running, while shopBuilder makes it easy way to add an online store to any kind of website.


Free Webinars
But it’s not just about the tools. Blacknight’s  series of free live webinars are designed to answer  questions and to guide businesses online through some practical steps

There are five short, easy to follow webinars in total: one each week beginning on Wednesday 24rd June.



How to Build a Website in 20 Minutes (24 June)

In this live demonstration you’ll learn how to register your own domain name, use Blacknight siteBuilder to build a multi-page site, integrate it with your social media accounts and get it live on your customers PCs and mobile devices in less than 20 minutes.

Click & CollectEasy Way to Add an Online Store to any Website (01 July)
Got a basic website, but without the ability to take orders or process payments? It’s easy to add an online store with Blacknight shopBuilder.

Don’t Go Dark: Keep Your Customers – Communicate Online (8 July)
If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the pandemic, it’s that communication in a crisis is critical. As businesses recover, it’s vital to keep in touch with your customers and let them know that you are open for business.

The New Normal: Online Booking and Scheduling for Hospitality and Appointment-Based Businesses (15 July)
Got a restaurant or a hair salon? Need to control bookings and avoid large crowds in your waiting room? This webinar presents some of the online options for booking and scheduling to help you conduct your business smoothly while protecting your customers and staff.

Trust Signals: Enhance your Reputation and Credibility with Customers (22 July)
All business is based on trust, but what are the trust signals customers look for online? In this webinar we’ll explain the red flags that put customers off and show you how to use simple trust signals to enhance your online credibility and build your reputation.


***Each webinar starts at 2:30pm and will last 45 minutes, including a Q&A session. Participation is free of charge but places are limited, you need to book in advance by registering your name and email address here.

You will receive Zoom invitations for all five webinars – you can simply accept the ones you are interested in.

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