Google Hosts Free Seminar to Help California Businesses Get Online Congressman Jerry McNerney to kick off event, Google staff to provide California business owners free website set up and other services
Stockton, CA– On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Google and Congressman Jerry McNerney will participate in the statewide kick-off event for the California Get Your Business Online program at the Stockton Arena at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. “I’m excited to welcome Google to Stockton. We’ve got strong, innovative small businesses in our town and this program will help those businesses connect with consumers,” said Congressman McNerney. Dozens of small businesses are expected to attend the launch of California Get Your Business Online which is an easy and fast way for California businesses to get a website and get more visibility online where the majority of people are going to find goods and services. Google is partnering with Homestead Inc. to provide its popular Homestead Websites offerings for free, including an easy-to-build website, a customized domain name and web-hosting for one year. For the next year, participating California businesses can go to www.CaliforniaGetOnline.com to get a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their businesses succeed online. This is the 6th event that Google has done in California. Since Google began this program in March 2012, it has given free websites and training to over 23,000 small businesses in California. What: California Get Your Business Online kickoff event and seminar with California businesses www.CaliforniaGetOnline.com
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Where: Stockton Arena 248 W. Fremont Street Stockton, CA 95203
Why: 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, 49 percent of small businesses in California do not have a website or online presence.
Visuals: Small business owners on laptops getting free websites, attendees participating in event activities, workshops and receiving one-on-one counsel from Googlers.