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    In this video, we will discuss the core components of digital, how they relate to YOUR business and how to get started. Let us say you are a mechanic whose business has grown strictly through referrals and word of mouth. So far, you have not had any digital presence, but now you want to take your business to the next level. How will being online help your business succeed?

     

    It is no secret that the world has embraced all things digital since the birth of the internet. Now we are going to talk about how many people are online worldwide, and find out how those people are spending their time online. And finally, you will learn how your business can benefit from the still-booming digital trend. To give you an idea of the explosion of online usage over the last 15 years, consider this: In 2000, about 361 million people were online worldwide. In 2014, there were over 3 billion. That is a growth rate of 764%! Today, nearly half the world is online.

     

    In Europe, the numbers are even more impressive: over 75% of Europeans have Internet access. Europeans are so connected that they have an average of 1.25 mobile subscriptions each, that is more than one mobile line per person! No matter which device they use, on average, people spend over 1,900 minutes per month online—that is over 30 hours! So what are they doing with all that time online? And how can your business tap into this opportunity?  Many of these digitally connected people are shopping. In 2013, the total in online sales for both goods and services in Europe was €364 billion. Online video has also seen triple-digit growth in the last five years, with millions everyday watching video on social sites or via websites such as Netflix and YouTube.

     

    In this video, we will discuss the core components of digital, how they relate to YOUR business and how to get started. Let us say you are a mechanic whose business has grown strictly through referrals and word of mouth. So far, you have not had any digital presence, but now you want to take your business to the next level. How will being online help your business succeed?

     

    It is no secret that the world has embraced all things digital since the birth of the internet. Now we are going to talk about how many people are online worldwide, and find out how those people are spending their time online. And finally, you will learn how your business can benefit from the still-booming digital trend. To give you an idea of the explosion of online usage over the last 15 years, consider this: In 2000, about 361 million people were online worldwide. In 2014, there were over 3 billion. That is a growth rate of 764%! Today, nearly half the world is online.

     

    In Europe, the numbers are even more impressive: over 75% of Europeans have Internet access. Europeans are so connected that they have an average of 1.25 mobile subscriptions each, that is more than one mobile line per person! No matter which device they use, on average, people spend over 1,900 minutes per month online—that is over 30 hours! So what are they doing with all that time online? And how can your business tap into this opportunity?  Many of these digitally connected people are shopping. In 2013, the total in online sales for both goods and services in Europe was €364 billion. Online video has also seen triple-digit growth in the last five years, with millions everyday watching video on social sites or via websites such as Netflix and YouTube.



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