Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Google is coming to Liverpool!

In its first initiative of this kind, Google UK will kick off three months of free business workshops and events across Liverpool, starting in September. We aim to boost the area’s online economy, with the goal of providing face to face help for 1,500 local businesses.

As part of this new initiative, Google is partnering with a series of Liverpool organisations dedicated to supporting small business in the city, including:
  • Liverpool Vision
  • Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Liverpool in Business
  • Liverpool’s Federation for Small Businesses
  • Women in Business
  • Business Link North West.
Together Google and our partners will run a three month programme of free events and workshops in and around the city, designed to help local businesses regardless of technical expertise - from getting online and creating their first business website, through to improving their existing online presence.
As well as large scale events, our Google Juice Bar will spend three months travelling to various locations across Liverpool, with capacity to give 1,500 business people free one-on-one 40 minute digital health-checks.
As many as 1.5 million businesses in the UK are not online, perceiving that websites as too costly, too complicated or not necessary. Through ‘Getting British Business Online’ Google wants to show just how easy it is to get online and reap the benefits!
Liverpool businesses can register for these events on the Getting British Business Online website, at www.gbbo.co.uk/Liverpool. The website also offers small business owners and entrepreneurs a free tool to build a website in as little as 15 minutes, as well as information and advice on how to make the most of their website.

You can get involved with us on Twitter and Facebook and we hope to see you in Liverpool!

 

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