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9/27/2013

EAC’s SBDC presents “Google’s Get Your Business Online: How to Build a Free Website”

By Jessica Morgenthaler

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a seminar entitled, “Google’s Get Your Business Online: How to Build a Free Website,” on Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the EAC High Tech Center, Room #113.

Google’s national program, “Get Your Business On-line,” allows small businesses to reserve a domain name and create a website, all for free. In addition, through this program, Google provides free domain names and hosting for the first year.

Why should small businesses have a website?

• 97% of Internet users look online for local products and services.

• One in five searches is local, which means someone is looking for a product or service nearby.

• Three out of four smartphone users have contacted a business they found on their phone.

“Many small businesses in our area would like to have a website, but can’t afford to pay a professional to build one. This program will allow any business owner to have a nice, user-friendly website to help guide potential customers to their storefront. We will have Wi-Fi, and attendees who have a mobile device (laptop, iPad, etc.) will build their website that night,” says SBDC director, Kevin Peck.

“Online local information is like the new Yellow Pages,” added Peck. “You can’t afford NOT to have an online presence.”

The cost to attend is $20 per person and registration is strongly encouraged as seating is limited and attendees need to receive information prior to the seminar to maximize time. For more information or to register for “Google’s Get Your Business Online: How to Build a Free Website,” contact the Julie Davis, EAC SBDC Administrative Assistant, at (928) 428-8590 or by email at julie.davis@eac.edu.