UENI is a Hammersmith-based tech start-up created in 2014 with the goal to fill the gap for the millions of local services businesses that are still not online.
Our mission is to give small service-sector businesses access to the customer base now captured by larger businesses who have the time, knowledge, and resources to attract customers online.
At UENI, we provide a quick, easy and low-cost solution for small businesses to attract new customers online. We send our teams of representatives - we call them "Walkers" - across the continent to collect information about each storefront they visit, including location, contact information, opening hours, services offered and prices. Where we cannot reach the businesses on foot because they do not have a storefront (e.g. tradesmen, consultants), we connect with professional networks to get these businesses online.
UENI then structures the data it collects and creates a website for each business. Each website is optimised to look clean, load fast and rank high in search engine results. We also verify the businesses we serve on Google and launch their profiles on social media.
So far we have created 450,000 websites for small businesses across 12 countries and 70 cities - and we are just getting started!