Daines Partners with Google to Bring Small Business Workshops to Bozeman, Billings

Senator Steve Daines today announced that representatives from Google will host free tech workshops for Montana small business owners in Bozeman on Thursday, May 28 and Billings on Friday, May 29.

Daines’ workshops are part of Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map small business events. Google experts will help small business owners create their own websites, courtesy of StartLogic.

Businesses receive a customized domain name, free web hosting for one year, a local business listing on Google Maps, free tools, training and resources. Google experts are on hand to train the business owners on how to reach more customers and get discovered online.

“Technology is removing geography as a constraint for businesses all across Montana. It’s important that our small businesses have access to the tools and resources they need to thrive and succeed in today’s economy,” Daines stated. “These Google workshops are a unique opportunity for Montana business owners to learn how to take full advantage of today’s technology to increase awareness of their products and services, create good-paying jobs and help grow Montana’s economy.”

“The perception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many Montana small businesses from taking the first step,” said Soo Young Kim, director of Google’s Get Your Business Online program. “This program makes it fast, easy and free for businesses to get online.”

Small businesses interested in attending next week’s workshops can find more information and RSVP by visiting www.gybo.com/mt/billings/events (Billings) and www.gybo.com/mt/bozeman/events (Bozeman).

Businesses unable to attend next week’s events can still get a free website and resources by going to http://www.MontanaGetOnline.com.