Indiana (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - 53% of Indiana small businesses do not have a website or online presence and Google wants to help.
The online search giant Google announced the launch of Indiana Get Your Business Online. The program is designed to help drive economic growth by giving Indiana businesses the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers, and grow their business. Increasing the number of small businesses online is one of the best ways to expand the Indiana economy.
Google partnered with the Indiana Small Business Development Centers to design the program.
For the next year, participating Indiana businesses can go to IndianaGetOnline.com to get a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online. Google is also partnering with Intuit to provide its popular Intuit Websites offerings for free including an easy-to-build website, a customized domain name and web-hosting for one year.
Google and its partners believe businesses limit their exposure to customers if they don’t have a website. Small businesses need to be online because that’s where their customers are. In America today, no matter the size of the business, having a website is as vital as having a phone.
Google reports that 97% of Americans look online for local products and services.
For those small businesses owners that can attend in person, Google is hosting an all-day workshop in Indianapolis on Friday, August 3rd. The free event will allow small business owners to build a free website, promote their business online and ask questions from Google experts.
Indiana Get Your Business Online
Friday, August 3, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mavris Arts and Event Center
121 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
To register and for more information visit: IndianaGetOnline.com
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