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Big Benefits To Getting Online



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ANCHOR LEAD: More than 50% of small businesses don’t have a website. Brian Osuch finds out why that’s a big deal and how Google is helping change that during National Small Business Week, May first through May seventh. (:60) SCRIPT: In the Know, I’m Brian Osuch. Ninety-seven percent of Internet users look online for local goods and services and that’s good news for small business owners and their communities. Whitney Cox, a marketing manager for Google… CUT: (Cox) Communities with robust local listings and a strong web presence can build a stronger local economy. Complete business information can help generate economic value to individual communities. In small communities, this could be worth up to +$300k a year! SCRIPT: That’s why Google is partnering with local business organizations across the country to host hundreds of workshops for National Small Business Week. CUT: (Cox) Business owners can find a locally hosted workshop on topics like How to Grow Your Business Online, Build a Free Website, or Get Found on Google Search and Maps. To RSVP, or get access to lessons virtually, businesses can head to google.com/smallbusinessweek. SCRIPT: Again, Small Business Week is May first through May seventh. To sign up to attend a local workshop or to view workshops online go to google.com/smallbusinessweek. That’s In the Know from Google.
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