August 14, 2013

Mayor Joins Forces with Google to Get Local Businesses Online

Tucson: Get Your Business OnlineTucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is encouraging local businesses who don’t have a website to get online and expand their reach.

Google reports 97 percent of Americans who use the Internet search for local goods and services: a place to eat, that last-minute appointment for a haircut, or someone to come quickly and fix a leak.  Businesses need to be where their customers are…and that’s online.

Yet, more than half of all U.S. small businesses don’t have a website. That’s more than 15 million businesses that can’t be found online.

Over the next three years, businesses with an online presence are expected to grow 40 percent faster and are twice as likely to create jobs than those without websites.

Google, Mayor Rothschild and The United States Conference of Mayors are joining forces in the Get Your Business Online City Challenge.

The challenge makes it fast, easy and free for any business to get online. Businesses get a website, a custom domain name and web hosting—all free for a year. To date, the Get Your Business Online program launched in all 50 states and helped more than 135,000 businesses get online.

The Get Your Business Online City Challenge will select three winning cities in June 2014.

Help your business grow and help Tucson win this national challenge!  Once you get going, feel free to share your success stories with us and you could be featured on the Get Your Business Online City Challenge website.

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