Google announced their Texas Get Your Business Online, a first-of-its kind program in the United States. Designed with local partners to help drive economic growth, the program provides Texas businesses the tools and resources to establish a website, find new customers, and grow their businesses. The service is available for one year.
Core to Texas Get Your Business Online is an easy and fast way for all Texas businesses to get online. Businesses get a free, easy-to-build website and web hosting for one year powered by Intuit. Businesses also get a customized domain name, a local business listing on Google Places and free tools, training and resources to succeed online.
Getting online represents an enormous economic opportunity for Texas businesses. While 97% of Americans look online for local products and services, 51% of Texan small businesses do not have a website or online presence. The perception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many small businesses from taking the first step.