Over 100 Attend Google Event For Small Businesses

Monday, May 19, 2014
Senator Bob Corker at the Tennessee Get Your Business Online event with Google.
Senator Bob Corker at the Tennessee Get Your Business Online event with Google.

More than a hundred Tennessee small business owners had the opportunity to create a free website Monday at an event hosted by U.S. Senator Bob Corker and Google.

At the Tennessee Get Your Business Online event, Google experts helped small business owners create a free website and provided attendees with a customized domain name, free web hosting for one year, a local business listing on Google Maps, and additional tools, training and resources. The Google experts also helped train business owners on how to reach more customers online. 

“Today’s event was a great opportunity for Tennessee small businesses to create a website and learn about growing their brand online,” said Senator Corker. “It was inspiring to see Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial spirit in action, and I look forward to hosting similar events across Tennessee in the coming months.”  

The event, which was free and open to all Tennesseans, was designed to provide an easy and fast way for businesses to create a website and become more visible online. While 97 percent of Internet users look online for local products and services, 59 percent of Tennessee small businesses do not have a website or online presence. 

Businesses unable to attend the event can still create a free website and access relevant resources by visiting www.TennesseeGetOnline.com.

Senator Bob Corker at the Tennessee Get Your Business Online event with Google.
Senator Bob Corker at the Tennessee Get Your Business Online event with Google.

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