Google’s next Georgia Get Your Business Online initiative will be held at The Centre at Arbor Connection June 20. Google worked with local partners to design the program, which will help drive economic growth by giving Georgia 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 Georgia economy.
Georgia Get Your Business Online is an easy and fast way for Georgia businesses to get online. Participating Georgia businesses can go to www.GeorgiaGetOnline.com to get a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online. Google is 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.
Douglas County business owners are invited to the event June 20 at The Center at Arbor Connection. Participants will learn how to build their own website, as well as attend sessions devoted to growing and promoting their business online.
Businesses simply 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. While 97 percent of Americans look online for local products and services, 54 percent of Georgia small businesses do not have a website or online presence. In America today, no matter the size of the business, having a website is as vital as having a phone.
“The perception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many Georgia small businesses from taking the first step,” said Scott Levitan, director of Small Business Engagement at Google. “This program makes it fast, easy and free for businesses to get online."
“As a leading provider of small business solutions, we have witnessed the growth small businesses have seen from getting online,” said Megan Bhattacharyya, Product Manager at Intuit. “We are excited to offer Intuit Websites for free to all the wonderful small businesses in Georgia and to help them create a customized presence that represents their unique brands.”
Both the website and event registration are currently available. For further information, visit www.GeorgiaGetOnline.com.