Google to Host “Mississippi Get Your Business Online” Workshop in Jackson on Monday, August 6 to Help Mississippi’s Small Businesses Expand Online

(Jackson, Miss.)—On Monday, August 6, Mississippi small business owners can take advantage of a free workshop to increase their online presence and attract more customers with a free website, domain name and hosting for one year.

The event, called “Mississippi Get Your Business Online” is a workshop sponsored by Google in partnership with the Mississippi Small Business Development Center, SCORE and Intuit.

While 97 percent of people research local products and services online, currently about 60 percent of small businesses do NOT have a website. This event is designed to increase Mississippi’s small business presence online.

The following information provides details of the event:

WHAT: “Mississippi Get Your Business Online” Workshop, sponsored by Google

WHEN: Monday, August 6 with a Media Availability at 10:00 A.M.

WHERE: Jackson Marriott in the Windsor III meeting room, 200 E. Amite Street in Jackson

REGISTER: www.MississippiGetOnline.com or 1-800-986-6958

The workshop will give business owners access to experts who will provide step-by-step guidance for creating a website, advertising online and using other tools to market products. As part of the training event, small businesses will be offered a domain name (website address), as well as tools and resources for maintaining the site.