Google Website's Now FREE For West Virginia Businesses
March 19, 2012 - The Media Center provided live coverage and live interviews via-satellite at the Clay Center in Charleston, W.V. on Monday, for Google's West Virginia Get Your Business Online Debut Free of Charge.
Google announced West Virginia Get Your Business Online (www.westvirginiagetonline.com) and a free workshop for businesses to create a website. Google worked with local partners to design the program, which will help drive economic growth by giving West Virginia enterprises the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers, and grow their business.
West Virginia Get Your Business Online is an easy and fast way for Mountain State businesses to get online. For the next year, participating West Virginia businesses can go to www.westvirginiagetonline.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.
Small businesses need to be online because that’s where their customers are, Google said. While 97% of Americans look online for local products and services, however, 63% of small businesses in the U.S. do not have a website. The West Virginia Get Your Business Online event was held Monday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Clay Center Walker Theater. Participants learned to successfully use online tools, plus get step-by-step guidance in building their own free website.
Google presents the event for free but registration is required, as space is limited. Interested participants should go to www.westvirginiagetonline.com or call toll free 1-800-986-4157.
Here are some pictures taken from the Google Event, Enjoy!