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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, July 11, 2013

Google to Give Free Websites and Training to Small Businesses in Santa Barbara

Google announced that it is bringing its California Get Your Business Online program to Santa Barbara.


Participants will create and publish a website, learn the basics of using online tools to market and run their business, and learn how to promote their business through online marketing tools. While 97% of Americans look online for local products and services, just 38% of California small businesses have a website.

Since Google began this program in March, 2012, it has given free websites and training to over 13,000 small businesses in California.

What: Google officials working with local small businesses and non-profit organizations to give them free websites and free tools, training and resources to help them succeed online.

When: July 15

10 am

Where: Canary Hotel

31 West Carrillo

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Who: Congresswoman Lois Capps and other local elected officials

Google officials

Small business owners

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