Google hosts free seminar to help Oklahoma businesses get online

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On November 1, Google and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will participate in the “Oklahoma Get Your Business Online” program at the National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma at 10 a.m.

Dozens of small business owners are expected to attend the Oklahoma Get Your Business Online event, which is an easy and fast way for Oklahoma businesses to get a website and have more visibility online where the majority of people are going to find goods and services. Google is partnering with Homestead Technologies Inc. to provide its popular websites offerings for free, including an easy-to-build website, a customized domain name and web-hosting for one year.

For the next year, participating Oklahoma businesses can go to to get a free website as well as free tools, training and resources to help their business succeed online.

Local businesses will be available to discuss the benefits of this program with the media.

What: Oklahoma Get Your Business Online event and seminar with Oklahoma businesses

Where: National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma

When: November 1, 2013 Sessions (2) begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

WHY: Small businesses need to be online, because that’s where their customers are. While 97 percent of Americans look online for local products and services, 62 percent of small businesses in Oklahoma do not have a website or online presence.

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