Google Provides Free Websites for Virginia Businesses

Google announced the “Virginia Get Your Business Online” program giving Virginia businesses the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers and grow their business.

Google is partnering with Intuit to provide Intuit Websites offerings for free including easy-to-build website, customized domain names and web-hosting for one year. Participants also receive a local listing on Google Places and free tools in order to succeed online.

“Small businesses are missing out on a huge opportunity to reach new customers in Virginia and beyond,” said Scott Levitan, Marketing Director for Google.  “Virginia Get Your Business Online will help make it fast, easy and free for Virginia businesses to get online.”

“Small businesses drive our economy and their success is crucial to ensuring the sustained and robust recovery our nation needs,“ said Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. “This initiative will provide many small businesses in the Commonwealth with the opportunity to grow their sales, expand their operations and, most importantly, use that growth to employ more of our citizens. I look forward to joining with Google to help kick-off their “Virginia Get Your Business Online” partnership with small businesses in the Commonwealth to help increase their visibility online and make them more competitive and successful in the years ahead.“

Businesses can either get online through, or in person through a series of Google-hosted events throughout the state.  The first of several events for small businesses will be held on Tuesday, September 20, in Manassas. The program will be available online for a year.

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