Google and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have formed a partnership aimed at providing resources and tools to help small business owners grow their businesses online.
Google and SBA introduced "Tools for Online Success," a website featuring tutorials, videos, and tips from small business people who have used the Internet to become more efficient, cost effective, and successful.
"One fifth of searches on Google are related to location, which shows that people are looking to the Internet to make decisions about where to go and what to do in their daily lives," said John Hanke, Vice President of Product Management, Google.
"We want to connect our users with the businesses that provide the goods and services they need, but the first step is for those businesses to have an online presence. We’re excited to team up with the SBA to make that process easier for business owners across the country."
Some of the videos on Tools for Online Success include tips on helping small businesses establish an online presence, promote using free online marketing, grow with paid online advertising and measuring results with web analytics.