Indiana U-S Senator Dan Coats on Friday announced that representatives from Google will be hosting a free workshop for Hoosier small businesses on Friday, December 6th, in Merrillville. The “Indiana Get Your Business Online” event, which will take place at the Radisson Star Plaza, from 9am to 12p., will help business owners create their own websites, and provide training on how to reach more customers online. In addition businesses in attendance can receive a customized domain name, free web hosting for one-year, and get a local business listing on Google maps as well as free tools, training and resources.
According to Google, 97 percent of Internet users look online for local products and services, yet only 53 percent of Indiana small businesses do not have a website or online presence. For more information, visit http://www.gybo.com/indiana/