Mayor Dan Rizzo Rallies Revere Business Owners to ‘Get Your Business Online’
July 1, 2013
In a partnership with Google, Mayor Dan Rizzo today announced a yearlong initiative to get Revere’s businesses online through Google’s Get Your Business Online program.
Although 97% of Internet users are now looking online to find local products and services, 58% of American businesses still do not have a website. Through increased participation in the Get Your Business Online program, Mayor Rizzo hopes to close that gap.
Get Your Business Online provides small business owners with a custom domain name, web hosting and access to educational resources -- all free for one year. Since its debut in July 2011, the program has helped over 135,000 businesses successfully get online and start growing.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and businesses that are online grow faster and are twice as likely to create jobs,” said Mayor Rizzo. “Their stories of success are our stories of success, and that is why I am proud to launch this initiative in our city.”
“The misconception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many small businesses from taking the first step,” said Scott Levitan, Director of Small Business Engagement at Google. “This program makes it fast, easy and free for businesses to get online.”
Mayor Rizzo’s announcement adds Revere to a growing list of communities planning to take advantage of Google’s Get Your Business Online program this year. “Businesses have to be where their customers are,” said the Mayor. “In 2013, that’s online.”
Interested business owners can visit www.gybo.com for further information on the program.